Fundamental 5 Summit – Keynote Presenters

The Fundamental 5 Summit November 8 and 9, 2015 Austin, Texas All Grades – All States Keynote Presenters Charles Johnson Foster Executive Director – Texas Pastors For Texas Children Dr. Rich Allen International Education Trainer / Presenter and Best Selling Author Sean Cain Nationally Recognized School Improvement Expert and Best Selling Author Jayne Ellspermann National…

Dr. Rich Allen Writes… The Room Set-up Matters

Early in my career I have realized (and experienced) the power on managing environments.  Here is the short version of this understanding: Based on the environment in which you place the learner, you can either accelerate or decelerate learning.   I loathe leaving performance on the table, so even when I present in conference halls, I…

Dr. Rich Allen Writes… CSCOPE – Make It Work For You

SC, I’ve been following your posts, and certainly saw the recent (and on-going) CSCOPE exchange.  I agree with MANY of your thoughts in this matter… When I spoke at the CSCOPE conference in August, my basic theme was, “Take what works for you, then add your own ideas and style to make it come alive!”…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of August 19, 2012

School has started, or is soon to start, across the country.  Hopefully, your school has moved forward in embracing bootleg technology.  If not, don’t give up.  Bootleg technology represents a significant and positive shift in education culture. It is a shift away from the illusion of absolute adult control and the role of the adult…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of April 29, 2012

Last week (Tuesday, May 1, 2012), I wrote about making the month of May count.  I listed four examples of things that schools could do during May to keep students engaged and instruction meaningful.  But I saved example number five for today’s post.  Make May your bootleg technology beta-testing month. This is your chance to…

A Reader Submits… Instructional Strategies

A LYS Assistant Superintendent submits: After a trip to an ESC today, I realized there is much to be learned, or perhaps unlearned, around the State of Texas. I will begin this painful process with a gentle assault on one of modern educations mainstays: HOMEWORK! Let’s set the stage; homework is an instructional strategy. It…

Rich Writes… Prime Time

In response to the posts on, “Prime Time,” Dr. Rich Allen writes, “From the Beaches of Australia Sean, This is an oddly familiar topic. I hope that teachers and principals are listening.” SC ResponseAs we point out in our training, though we work hard to make our suggestions actionable, there is a significant research base…
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