Reclaiming Our Classrooms

Posted on Mon, 01/23/2017 - 07:01
By: Jay Burcham How do we combat a pop-culture that is predicated on an immediacy of gratification and an assignment of self-worth that is based more on style than substance?  How do we make sure our kids are developing in a way that gives them an opportunity to relate to more than a screen?  How do we make sure our kids are growing and developing socially with the ability to gain both a sense of self-worth and community accountability and responsibility?

Profoundly Simple

Posted on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:55
I grew up in West Texas in the 70s and early 80s. West Texas is comprised of long stretches of desert broken only by oil or cotton fields. The land is harsh and unforgiving. The temperatures are extreme and the heat can be almost unimaginable. And even though there is a lot of oil in West Texas, most of us lived in families that worked in the oil fields for nominal wages. It was a hard life in many respects, because the work was hard and the financial rewards were minimal.

Thankful for Thanksgiving: A Humble Top 10

Posted on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:35
It is so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is upon us. Even though the weather turned cold and the days have definitely gotten shorter, it just hasn’t quite felt like the holiday season yet. But I am not worried. Between long-basting a ham and the smell of stuffing and turkey and pies and the sound of football and family – the holidays are almost here.

Take the Time

Posted on Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:47
It is time for Halloween so obviously we need to talk about little ones and safety and costumes and the parent’s duties regarding proper Trick or Treat etiquette. Right? That would make sense and it is a topic that s worth exploring.

Back to Basics: Teaching the Important Lessons

Posted on Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:00
Jason is a sophomore and has been known to get into trouble. He has been in In-School Suspension more than once. He has a smart mouth, and his latest adventure involved a fire extinguisher and a school bus. This little episode got him 3 days at the alternative school. No one really expects any changes in Jason any time soon.

A Student Success Testimonial: Bullying

Posted on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:26
Watch as Tammy Geiger, a long time Leaps user and hard-working educator, describes the phenomenal transformation of one of her most challenging, bullying students.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvud2U0F6YQ     Contact us at 877-775-3277 or www.SELforSchools.com