Foundation for Successful Schools: All About Who CARES

August 25, 2016

This week we are featuring a post from one of SunGard K-12's own Solutions Specialists, Justin McKean. Justin recently wrote a blog post regarding developing successful schools, businesses, and being successful in life.  “When you analyze the strengths and beliefs of your campus, do you not only believe in them but put those thoughts into action?  When we build our foundation for our campus/district/school we need those concepts to not only be heard but followed or your “house” may fall. It all starts with who C.A.R.E.S.”

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Topics: Superintendents, Best Practice, Leadership, Opinion

Growth Mindset

May 17, 2016

This week we are featuring a post from one of our own SunGard K-12 Solutions Specialists, Justin McKean. Justin recently wrote a blog post regarding the impact having a growth mindset has on students. “The power of the growth mindset is that it encourages you to look at the way you carry yourself, offer feedback, support, and talk to your students.  In order for it to be successful, we need to make sure that we first dedicate ourselves to representing our communities, schools, and maybe most importantly ourselves, in a positive way.  Can you look at yourself in the mirror and say that you do this?”

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Topics: Superintendents, Best Practice, Leadership, Opinion

Professional Development for Teachers: Spending Professional Development Time and Money Wisely

December 7, 2015

By Heather MacCorkle Edick, M.S.Ed
Part 1 of 3

Perception is everything. Despite our best intentions, when we present ourselves and our ideas to the world, how others see us or those ideas depends on the context in which the other exists, as well as how we have planned and prepared the presentation. Our lack of understanding of the other's condition could be our downfall, or we could get lucky and find ourselves in alignment.

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Topics: Best Practice, Heather Edick, Opinion