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Teaching Made to Look Easy

Teaching Made to Look Easyby Judy Reinhartz, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, The University of Texas at El Paso  “From an observer’s perspective, everyone including the students made teaching and learning look easy. Taking a deeper dive into what we saw tells yet another story.”Our visit to the New Mexico Center for School Leadership (NMCSL) and their partners in the Leadership Schools …

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Schools that Change Young People’s Lives

Schools that Change Young People’s LivesBy Tony Monfiletto, Director, Future Focused Education | September 21, 2017  “These are stark realities for young people without high school diplomas, and it’s a hard but worthwhile road for young people to find a way to graduate even with the deck stacked against them.”Every day at the Leadership Schools, we see students who personify …

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Authenticity in the Classroom

Authenticity in the ClassroomBy Christina Rodriguez, Generation Justice Fellow | September 7, 2017  “We’re not teaching to a test, we’re teaching students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. We’re teaching them to do something right now, and not wait around until they’re college graduates.”It’s 2002 in Little Rock, Arkansas. A young soldier from Angie, Louisiana asks this question to …

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Teacher Turnover in NM is High. Here’s How We Fix It.

Teacher Turnover in NM is High. Here’s How We Fix It. By Tony Monfiletto, Director | July 27, 2017 “I loved those kids and I learned so much from working with them, but… I craved the chance to collaborate with my colleagues. I was surrounded by good teachers who cared about students, but they were in a system so full …

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Solving for X – Encouraging Students to Speak out Through Theater

Solving for X – Encouraging Students to Speak out Through TheaterBy Meggan Gomez, Working Classroom | March 15, 2017 “The topics of less testing, more funding and better food all rank high. But so do vocational education, more individualized attention, and more time to socialize and be people together.” “The topics of less testing, more funding and better food all …

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What Would Albert Do?

By Tony Monfiletto| Executive Director | June 17, 2016
I’m convinced that New Mexico has yet to mobilize our greatest resources to overcome the challenges we face – our resilience…

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A Visit With Ashley Smith

By Tony Monfiletto | Executive Director of Future Focused Education | March 10, 2016
Ashley Smith, the Executive Director & Founder of the Artesian Community School in Memphis, Tennessee is planning her new school and spent two days with us to learn about our work.