Summer Lessons
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Summer Lessons

July is a month that is typically part of summer vacation, but not for the students of Promise Academy II. Their 11 month school year is designed to prevent the “summer slide,” which describes what happens when young minds are idle for two months of summer vacation. Before arriving in Harlem, we had just finished...

August 26, 2015August 27, 2015by
Growth Minded Grading: Unbundling
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Growth Minded Grading: Unbundling

Timmy finishes a semester of Algebra II and earns an 62%. How does this feedback help him better understand… – what’s the goal? – where is he in relation to the goal? – what are the next steps? For most students, grades are numbers and letters that communicate one thing: how smart they are. As...

August 26, 2015August 26, 2015by
Practical Guide to Mindsets
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Practical Guide to Mindsets

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May 26, 2015October 15, 2015by
Road to NOLA
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Road to NOLA

I’m sitting in the Louis Armstrong International Airport at New Orleans, waiting for Connor’s flight to arrive, gearing up for a rigorous two days of prep work for an action-packed month in June when we’ll be part of 4.0 School’s 11th Launch Cohort. Our journey here has been interesting. It all began in early November...

May 10, 2015October 15, 2015by
A Thousand Heroes
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A Thousand Heroes

With yesterday being the National Teacher of the Year ceremony, I think about the many outstanding, unsung teachers I’ve had the honor to work with throughout the years.   I have no doubt that those honored are fantastic teachers who make incredible impacts. This post is to honor the rest. The ones who labor without...

April 30, 2015October 15, 2015by
Pomegranate Lab and the Growth Mindset
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Pomegranate Lab and the Growth Mindset

Our Founder, Larry Liu, shared his thoughts on how the Growth Mindset impacted Pomegranate Lab. Q: How did you first hear about Growth Mindset, and why did it resonate with you? The idea of changing mindsets was something I had thought about a lot as a student teacher, but I first heard about the growth...

April 26, 2015October 15, 2015by
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Spring Cleaning

Spring has finally arrived here in Brooklyn and we’ve been in the process of some spring cleaning. You may have noticed some visual updates with our website and our apps. We know your time is valuable, so we want your experience with our tools to be as lovely as possible.

April 25, 2015October 15, 2015by