It's hard to believe that 2014 is coming to a close. Get poised for a prosperous new year and further your professional knowledge with these articles from Quantum Learning.

Sensation-Seeking versus Delinquency

Anyone working closely with teenagers has witnessed it—teenagers defy logic. Their propensity for taking risks has launched a thousand campaigns from "anti-smoking" and "not texting while driving" to "teen pregnancy" and "teen suicide prevention."
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The State of Create 

Schools are hotbeds of creativity. Or are they?

According to a recent study conducted by Edelman Berland, there is a "universal concern that creativity is suffering at work and school." With two thirds of respondents agreeing that creativity is valuable to society and essential to societal growth, 59% globally and 62% from the United States feel "Creativity is being stifled by their education systems."    

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Fall Break Is In The Air. 

Back to school nights are in the rear view mirror, parent-teacher conferences are winding down, and everything "pumpkin spiced" is warming up as temperatures start to cool down. The halfway point of the semester quickly comes and goes but have you taken the time to ask yourself, "How is my classroom climate?"
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Our Warmest Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season. 

Youth Success Summit 

As schools prepare for the holiday break, Quantum Learning Network's home base in Oceanside, California is getting ready for students to descend upon their campus. The three-day summit on December 29–31 will help middle school students build a foundation for success as they develop the life skills and strength of character needed for academic and individual excellence. Space is still available, but filling up rather quickly, so parents should call Cristina at 800-285-3276 x199 if they wish to enroll their child.

Out & About 

We've been to Texas and Tennessee. Now we're headed to the mighty Mississippi.

2014 Texas GEAR UP State Conference
November 16–18, 2014 
Austin, Texas.
Session: Character, Confidence, Grit & Leadership

Tennessee Principals Association Conference
December 8-9, 2014
Memphis, Tennessee
Presenter: Ted Murcray
Facilitating Effective Student Interaction and Collaboration A Key to Achieving Common Core State Standard
RD: Kaye Herring
Mississippi Association of School Superintendents (MASS) and Alliance Winter Conference
January 26–28, 2015
Monday, January 26
Tuesday, January 27
Wednesday, January 28
RD: Kaye Herring

Teachers Say It Matters . . .          

"After implementing Quantum Learning’s 8 Keys of Excellence, the district saw a 35% decrease in referrals and a 50% decrease in suspensions."
Results from a Principal Survey
Oceanside Unified School District, CA

. . . Because Students Matter 

"The biggest thing I took away from Quantum Learning was techniques to help me express myself in a calm manner that leads to results. I’ve used the techniques multiple times to help my anger management." 

Jeremy Gares is an 18-year-old graduate of Davenport North High School in Davenport, Iowa.
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