September 14, 2017

Is “good enough” good enough?

By Jan Bryan, EdD, Vice President, National Education Officer Previously, we explored distinctions between proficiency and growth. Proficiency, from its Latin origin, means “to accomplish or make progress.” Accomplishments in the education setting are generally described as reaching an established […]
June 29, 2017

New thinking about RTI within the MTSS framework

By: Jan Bryan, Vice President, National Education Officer; Laurie Borkon, Vice President, Government Affairs; & Eric Stickney, Director, Education Research   Introduction The positive impact of Response to Intervention (RTI) over the past 40 years, plus the recent emphasis in […]
May 18, 2017

The art and science of resiliency

By: Jan Bryan, Ed.D., Vice President, National Education Officer   The art “Artists, Gombrich reminds us, do not paint what they see, they see what they are able to paint. An empty mind sees nothing.” (Eisner, 2017) Resiliency, grit, and […]
April 27, 2017
Watercolor illustration of separated instructional groups

3 practical ideas to make blended learning work in your classroom

By: Jan Bryan, Ed.D., Vice President, National Education Officer “To have a great idea, have a lot of them.” – Thomas A. Edison Creating a set of practical ideas begins with gathering a lot of ideas. Fortunately, ideas about blended […]