Presentation on Grit & Resiliency at NAESP

Paul Liabenow, Christine Mason, & Melissa Patsche will share our insights on improving school climate at the NAESP conference in Orlando on July 11, 2018.  Join us at 8:00 am on Wednesday for our session,  Principals are the Difference Makers: Positive Culture and Climate- The ‘How’           Other speakers include Daniel Pink,
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Educating the Heart, Cultivating Learning and Justice

By Mahnaz Ahrary, CEI Intern Year after year, there’s hope and praise of those who have a vision of a school system where fostering creativity takes precedence over content and where the culture of education transforms to a culture embracing love; and yet this passion for change sometimes feels like chasing pavements. In Dr. Mason’s
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Using 21st Century Practices- Results of CEI’s Survey of Principals and Other Leaders

By Christine Mason How frequently are 21st Century educational practices used in schools? Which of these practices are used most frequently? Sixty-nine early respondents answered questions to a brief, nine-question survey on 21st Century Learning that the Center for Educational Improvement (CEI) emailed to principals and other educational leaders in May of 2016. The survey
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Webinar on CEI Heart Centered 21st Century Rubric

By Christine Mason The CEI Heart Centered 21st Century Rubric is a research-based approach for planning, assessment, and monitoring implementation of social equity, neuroscience, cross-cultural, student voice, and STEAM/STEM curricula, lessons, and practices in K-12 classrooms and schools. Includes 78 tools, a four- point scale, and capability with the Administrator Version to aggregate data across
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Ushering in 2016

By Christine Mason If you read to the end of this blogpost, you will see my message of hope and light as we herald in 2016.  I promise. Yesterday I blogged about the opportunity January presents for new beginnings. Today I opened the Washington Post to see that Sweden is overwhelmed with immigrants, that two former opponents
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Mid-Year Adjustments – Please Proceed

By Christine Mason January – Schools need to change. Instruction needs to change.  There is work to be done. Even in the best of times, teachers have entered the January-March stretch almost as if it is the “dark night of the soul,”a spiritual crisis.  Eckert Tolle  (October 2011) describes the dark night of the soul as
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Back to the States

By Christine Mason, CEI Executive Director We recommend you click on the links to listen as you read. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and its companion, the Common Core, are fading away; soon to be only a memory. . . just a memory. A good or bad thing? Will we, a few years from now, be chanting
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Unarmed Truth and Unconditional Love

‘I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.’ -Martin Luther King Jr., ‘Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech’
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