Laura Von Staden

Creative Ways to Solve the Culture Puzzle – Education Article

The Limitless School: Creative Ways to Solve the Culture Puzzle By Abe Hege and Adam Dovico(Dave Burgess Consulting, 2918 – Learn more) Reviewed by Laura Von Staden School culture is that underlying structure that charts the course of the school in many ways, but how do you build the culture that you want, or change the one you have? In this straightforward book, Hege and Dovico give us all the ingredients and ways to implement them to use culture to make…

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What Happens When Students Own Their Learning – Education Article

Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their LearningBy John Spencer and AJ Juliani(IMPress, 2017 – Learn more) Reviewed by Laura Von Staden In this fun and easy-to-read book John Spencer and AJ Juliani guide us on a journey to move our students from compliance to empowerment. If you are one of those readers who usually skips the Foreword, don’t miss this one. This section is an in-depth start to the book – at 47 pages, it’s longer than any other…

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Building People Social-Emotional Learning for Kids, Families – Education Article

Building People: Social-Emotional Learning for Kids, Families, Schools and CommunitiesEdited by Tamara Fyke(Abingdon Press, 2018 – Learn more) Reviewed by Laura Von Staden This book is much like a written panel discussion on the current state of social emotional learning. Each of the twelve authors have written a chapter to address: (1) The current state of SEL; (2) The cost of maintaining the status quo; (3) Forecast for the future; and (4) Pathways to success. Additionally, some authors include a…

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