The Power of Positivity

Mar 13, 2017

Janice Smith

There are certainly some times of the school year that are harder than others.  October, February, that stretch right before Spring Break… I’m sure some of you reading this can relate.  And it was those times that I found myself disciplining more often, and smiling less often.  While sometimes it can be a tough time of […]

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Is Growth Mindset Working?

Oct 17, 2016

Janice Smith

Yesterday an article was published on LinkedIn by the CEO of an EdTech company called Sown to Grow; it was called ‘Why Growth Mindset Isn’t Working In Schools…Yet.’  First, shout out for the title.  When I think about growth mindset the first word that comes to mind is the word ‘yet’, and the importance of using […]

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While visiting KIPP King Collegiate HS last year we had a chance to sit down with Hari Vasu-Devan, a teacher and Instructional Coach, about their recent switch to mastery based grading (also called Standards-Based grading).  This has been a common topic of conversation when we visit schools, especially high schools, as teams and teachers grapple […]

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First Day of School Chant Challenge

Aug 29, 2016

Janice Smith

Today is the first day of school for so many- so many of my school leader & teacher friends, and for many of my parent friends. So for today’s Video of the Week it only seems appropriate to share one of my very favorite clips we’ve ever captured on the first day of school.  And […]

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Building a Strong Risk Culture

Jul 18, 2016

Janice Smith

Here at Mission 100% we fully believe that strong student achievement begins with teacher mindset. The right teacher mindset about kids, and their students’ ability and desire to achieve at high levels, has a huge impact on the culture they build in their classrooms throughout the year.  And while this is certainly an ongoing process, the beginning […]

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