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  • 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...

  • Elementary teaching: Cheryl Tate, Woodland Hills Elementary School, Lawton

    Tate, winner of the Oklahoma Medal for Excellence in Elementary Education, teaches third grade at Woodland Hills Elementary School in Lawton. A 35-year teaching veteran, Tate recalls a defining childhood memory when her parents built a school house in the garage so she could practice being a teacher. "My passion for this career developed in the garage of my chlidhood home and is still evident today," she said.   Read More...

  • Elementary/secondary administration: J. Michael McClaren, superintendent, Claremore Public Schools

    The winner of the Medal for Excellence in Elementary/Secondary Administration, McClaren is superintendent for Claremore Public Schools. McClaren joins his wife, high school history teacher Jan McClaren, to become the first ever husband-wife team of Medal for Excellence winners. Jan received the honor in 2006 in secondary teaching.   Read More...

  • Great Expectations helps mold students' future

    By Emily Droege of the Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise   By cultivating respect, understanding and open communication among students and staff, Bartlesville public schools are helping mold well-rounded members of society, according to the executive director of the Great Expectations program.   Speaking at a recent Monday Noon Bartlesville Rotary Club meeting, Linda Dzialo explained how Great Expectations adopted by Bartlesville schools offers educators the skills to bring harmony and ...  Read More...

  • Roosa, Catalayah Elementaries reach Great Expectations model status

    Roosa Elementary School Principal Glen Abshere shares his admiration for students and staff after the school was certified as a Great Expectations Model School Friday for the 12th year in a row. Mark Friedel Great Expectations ambassador/mentor Kita Asbill acknowledges Catalayah Elementary and principal Kellye Shuck for a job well done. Asbill says it is her joy and privilege to certify Catalayah as a GE model school for the second consecutive year.   Read More...

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