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  • Great Expectations’ Hosts 2016 Winter Institute in Oklahoma and Texas -

    Great Expectations, a non-profit foundation that provides intensive professional development to teachers and administrators, held the first half of the Winter Institute in Edmond, Okla. and Coppell, Texas this past weekend. The four-day event consists of participants being immersed in the research-based classroom practices to be an effective teacher, which are examined through the lens of developing a culture of respect and promoting academic excellence.

  • West Field takes Great Expectations title for 9th straight year -

      From left, Edmond School Board Member Kathleen Duncan, West Field Principal Lisa Crosslin, Associate Superintendent Ruthie Riggs, Great Expectations Trainer Betty Flurry and Edmond School Board Member Lee Ann Kuhlman. For the ninth year in a row, West Field Elementary achieved the prestigious honor of being named a Great Expectations Model School. The Great Expectations (GE) teaching/training model is guided by six principles and 17 classroom practices that allow students to become produc...

  • Tomball, Texas, program pushes students to have “Great Expectations.” -

    Oakcrest Intermediate sixth-grade science teacher Vivian Rogers, left, and students Noel Mayo, Eric Orozco, Jose' Juarez and Cesar Martinez lead the daily Great Expectations assembly for their classmates. The Tomball Independent School District has launched a pilot program in two of the district's newest schools that is aimed at building character development of students and promoting academic excellence in the classroom. The program, known as Great Expectations, employs basic tenets, life princ...

  • What do secondary teachers say about Great Expectations? (video) -

  • Mutual Respect Leads to Academic Excellence at Oklahoma Elementary School -

    Methodology helps Lincoln Elementary School staff and students meet high expectations Natalie Griffin of Ardmore, Oklahoma took some time off to stay at home to raise her family. The summer before she returned to teaching full time, her principal asked her to attend a Great Expectations workshop to help her transition back into the classroom and approach teaching in a new way. “When I first started teaching, it was very structured with little flexibility,” said Natalie.

  • GE Model School Receives Oklahoma State Academic Award -

    "Great Expectations has been an integral part of Holmes Park Elementary, since its inception in 2011.  They have been our steadfast partner in excellence.  Upon implementation, we have found GE to be a valuable resource and enhancement to the curriculum.

  • “College and career readiness” is more than a slogan -

    By Connie Beson-Steger on February 11th, 2016 as published originally on www.smartblogs.com SmartBlog on Education this month is exploring 21st-century teaching and learning. Join us for original content in which experts explore the trends and highlight best practices that can help prepare students for their future worlds of work and living. For many students, preparing for college and career readiness requires a shift in attitude concerning both academic skills and interpersonal skills.

  • Bay City Central High School works with Harvard University to improve curriculum -

    By Lindsay Knake on mlive.com   BAY CITY, MI — Bay City Central High School and Harvard University are not two schools one usually uses in the same sentence, says the high school's principal.   But this year, 15 Central High School teachers and administrators are working with the Cambridge, Mass. university staff to improve their curriculum, said Principal Tim Marciniak.

  • SPS moving forward with plans for 2017 bond -

    by Stillwater News Press The Long Range Facilities Committee for Stillwater Public Schools is in the fact gathering stage of improvements to be made at each school site throughout the district. In preparation for the upcoming bond in February 2017, the committee laid out their timeline for the SPS Board of Education at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. The committee has met with administrators at each school to determine needs, and is now holding Stakeholders meetings for the community memb...

  • Centennial Elementary named Great Expectations ‘Model School’ -

    by The Edmond Sun     Back row, left to right, Edmond School Board Vice-President Jamie Underwood, Centennial Assistant Principal Michele Bardrick, Superintendent Bret Towne and Associate Superintendent Ruthie Riggs.  (Front row left to right)  School Board President Kathleen Duncan, School Board Member Lee Ann Kuhlman, Centennial Principal Jessele Miller and Great Expectations Coach Betty Flurry. Centennial Elementary School in Edmond has been named a Great Expectations...