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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I Care About You

Nov 30, 2015

Janice Smith

While we’ve shared lots of YES Prep clips over the past six months, we’re SO excited to announce that all of their clips from our Spring visit are now live in the Mission 100% video library! One of the best parts of all this new footage is the large amount we captured from high schools. […]

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The Power of Yet

Aug 31, 2015

Janice Smith

Growth mindset, the belief in its importance and the explicit teaching of it to both teachers and students, is something we’ve heard a lot of people talking about in the last couple of years as we’ve visited schools.  In the age of ‘new math’, and an increase in rigor in the Common Core State Standards, […]

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Framing the Lesson

Mar 3, 2014

Janice Smith

Video Title: Framing the Lesson Teacher: Emily Skiba School: YES Prep North Central Tags INSTRUCTION- Execution- Execution of a Plan- #Opening INSTRUCTION– Execution- Execution of a Plan- #Framing the Lesson CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT- Addressing Behavior- Key Messages- #This is Important CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT- Addressing Behavior- Key Messages- #You Can & Will Master This CULTURE- Staff Culture- Teacher Mindset- #It Is My Job to Get […]

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Every Minute Matters

Feb 3, 2014

Janice Smith

VIDEO TITLE: Every Minute Matters TEACHER: Ashley Johnson SCHOOL: Henderson Collegiate WHY WE LOVE IT SO MUCH… One of the things we love most about Henderson Collegiate is the incredible sense of urgency you see in every classroom at the school.  This clip is from Ms. Johnson’t 5th grade reading class on the first day […]

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