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September 2015 

In this Back to School Issue:

  • Establish a Strong Foundation – Right from the Start!
  • Free Webinar - Save the Date September 15th
  • Excellence in Teaching and Learning: The Quantum Learning System – Discussion Guide

Establish a Strong Foundation – Right from the start!

Setting a strong foundation at the start of a school year creates an aligned classroom where students are clear on how to interact effectively with one another. A strong foundation includes a common vision of what success looks like and clearly defined procedures, agreements, expectations, values, and principles. Establishing a strong foundation at the start of a school year pays dividends all year with increased focus, time on task, and joy of learning.
 
To help you establish that strong foundation, use the link below for relevant excerpts from Excellence in Teaching and Learning: The Quantum Learning System by Barbara K. Given and Bobbi DePorter.
 

8 Keys of Excellence – Principles to Live By

The 8 Keys of Excellence are central to a strong foundation ...
 

Class Decision Making

With the 8 Keys of Excellence as the basis of how we operate together, we move to creating standards for the classroom. To get student buy-in, we involve them in the decision-making process of creating the vision and purpose for the class ...
 

Class Procedures and Agreements

In QL classrooms, students work with the teacher to determine how the class will operate. Procedures let everyone know what to expect and what action to  ...

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KHund NAESP Con f2015

Listen to what former principal Kirsten Hund said when we caught up with her at NAESP Conference.

Out & About

From Mississippi to California
national and state conferences kept us busy along with teacher and student programs delivered in 12 states. 

Our next stop

Annual Conference
for Middle Level Education

Oct. 15-17, 2015
Columbus, Ohio

Texas Gear Up
Nov. 1 -  3, 2015
Austin, TX 78701

National Conference on Education (NCE),
Presented by
the School Superintendents Association (AASA)

Feb. 11 – 13 2016
Phoenix, AZ

2016 NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference
July 17-20, 2016 
Washington, DC. 

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3:30 pm – 4:40 pm PST
 

Establish a Strong Foundation … and have a great start to your school year!

The first few weeks set the tone for the semester. When our expectations are overt, clear and consistent everyone feels safe and supported ready to tackle the tasks at hand. This is true for students and staff. During this webinar you’ll learn how to involve and align a classroom, school and district through the creation of a compelling vision, purpose, expectations, values, and principles. 

Join Mark Reardon, QL’s Chief Learning Officer and former teacher and principal, and grasp ways to ensure you have a great start this school year.
 
Watch it individually, in discussion groups or at a staff meeting. The session will be recorded to view at any time.

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Read Excellence in Teaching and Learning: The Quantum Learning System and create a positive and focused culture in your classroom and school—what some call the Quantum Learning magic!
 
This book dives deep into the why and the how of the Quantum Learning System. You’ll discover the research behind the importance of a well-orchestrated teaching system and gather a host of best-practice strategies.

Purchase multiple copies for your school and create discussion groups!
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Excellence in Teaching and Learning: The Quantum Learning System
By Barbara K. Given and Bobbi DePorter
 
 It is really rewarding to see practical approaches to the crucial topic of education using the things that we have learned about memory and forming a bridge between psychology and education, that in the UK at least, has been neglected for far too long.
—Alan Baddeley, PhD, author, Memory
 
The book is both a superb source for better teaching tools and a primer on the Quantum Learning (SuperCamp) system. The book is practical, readable and well cited. I rate it a two thumbs up!
—Eric Jensen, PhD, BrighterBrain Bulletin 

A great book. It looks wonderful and the content is spectacular.
 —John Hattie, PhD, author, Visible Learning

Wishing you a great start to your school year!

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