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  • Chetopa Grade School named Model School

    by Heather Brown of the Labette Avenue Last Friday morning during their weekly assembly the faculty and students of Chetopa celebrated the school's seventh year as a Great Expectations Model School. The school must apply each year for Model School status through the Great Expectations program and after site visits, ensuring that the school is including the 17 classroom practices that a Great Expectations school is based on, the designation of Model School is awarded. Some of the 17 practices are...  Read More...

  • Educators Convene at University of Central Oklahoma for ‘Great Expectations’ Conference

    Teachers, administrators collaborate on training to foster classrooms focused on mutual respect, academic excellence NORMAN, okla. (Sept. 25, 2014) – More than 600 educators gathered at the University of Central Oklahoma Nigh University Center in Edmond, Okla.   Read More...

  • School Gets Honor for 'Expectations'

    John Ross Elementary has been named a Great Expectations Model School - the fourth school in the Edmond school district to achieve the designation.   The Great Expectations teaching/training model is guided by six basic principles and further defined by 17 classroom practices that allow students to become self directed learners, productive citizens, critical thinkers and contributors in the classroom as well as society.   Founded in 1991 it is a scientifically based model that empowers...  Read More...

  • Richmond Elementary principal prepares for a new year

    Published by The NewPress   NAME: Kendra Rider HOMETOWN: Stillwater JOB TITLE: Richmond Elementary principal   When does the new school year start?   The first day of school is Aug. 19.   Read More...

  • Some 200 educators, 51 schools represented at local workshops

    BY Tyrell Albin The Lawton Constitution   School teachers and administrators from around the are_a are gathering this week at Central Middle School ·to learn how to create a culture of respect and academic achievement at the annual Great Expectations Summer Institute.   The theme for this year's institute is "Destination Excellence."   Betty Flurry, instructional coach for GE, said about 200 educators from 51 different schools are represented at this year's institute.   "Our ...  Read More...

  • Great Expectations Recognizes ‘Model Schools’

    Schools acknowledged for commitment to Great Expectations methodology, which emphasizes mutual respect, academic excellence   NORMAN, okla. (July 31, 2014) – Great Expectations, a non-profit foundation that provides intensive professional development to teachers and administrators, announces its 2013-14 highest recognition: Model Schools. Based on Great Expectations theory implementation, there are three categories of recognition, including Transitional School, Progressive School and Model ...  Read More...

  • Great Expectations names 4 Edmond public schools ‘Model Schools’

    NORMAN — Great Expectations, a non-profit foundation that provides intensive professional development to teachers and administrators, announces four Edmond Public Schools have earned the organization’s highest distinction: Model School. Based on Great Expectations theory implementation, there are three categories of recognition, including Transitional School, Progressive School and Model School.   To be named a Great Expectations Model School, over 90 percent of the teachers must successful...  Read More...

  • Summer training gives teachers better classroom control

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  • Transforming school culture through mutual respect

    by Montie Kohen published by Smart Blog on Education on June 16th, 2014 After nearly a decade as a classroom teacher in Oklahoma City Public Schools, I started feeling what all educators hope to avoid: burnout. It escalated to the point where I told my principal I would rather take a non-professional job at local fast food restaurant or retail story than continue teaching. But from that low came an opportunity that would forever change my life on both a personal and professional level.   Read More...

  • BPSD named GE Model District for second consecutive year

    During the 2012-13 school year, the BPSD became the first school district in the nation to be named a GE Model District and continued the tradition of excellence this year as a 2013-14 GE Model District. "For the second year in a row, I am very excited to call our district a Great Expectations Model District. Great Expectations has made an extremely positively impact on our staff, students and the culture of our school district," said BPSD Superintendent Dr.   Read More...

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