Online Learning and the Impact on Students – Will Some Students Get Left behind?

I believe that the pandemic created by the coronavirus is causing some significant learning issues at all levels of the education system. Early in my career I was the Director of an Upward Bound program that prepared American Indian students for college. During that time, I learned about students’ learning styles and modalities. I found that it was common for American Indian students to rely … Continue reading Online Learning and the Impact on Students – Will Some Students Get Left behind?

Sweat Equity, Delayed Gratification, and One Senior’s Story of a Big Payoff

Meet Evan Cabrera, a member of the Johnson Scholars-Take Stock in Children program and recent graduate of Lake Worth High School. Cabrera will be heading to Florida Atlantic University in the fall on a full ride scholarship as a participant in the Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program. He is one of four students in the Johnson Scholars-Take Stock in Children program to receive the honor for … Continue reading Sweat Equity, Delayed Gratification, and One Senior’s Story of a Big Payoff

Struggles and Success …. The Impact of COVID-19 on an Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program

A year ago, I posted an article on “Giving Matters” about the Martin Family Initiative’s (MFI) ground-breaking project: the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP). At that time, AYEP was offered in 51 schools across Canada and there were plans to expand to additional locations. The 2019-20 school year started off very well. AYEP teachers were very impressed with their students’ progress; many reported evidence of … Continue reading Struggles and Success …. The Impact of COVID-19 on an Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech – Lessons from the 1918 Flu Pandemic applied to COVID-19

Our Reach. Since our founding in 1867, Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech (formerly Clarke School for the Deaf) has prepared children who are deaf or hard of hearing to succeed in mainstream schools and the wider world. But soon after its 50th anniversary, Clarke faced catastrophe. In 1918, an influenza pandemic began spreading worldwide. One-third of the global population became infected, with records indicating an … Continue reading Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech – Lessons from the 1918 Flu Pandemic applied to COVID-19

From the Classroom to the Boardroom – One Journey of Teaching Executive Functioning Skills

This content was republished with permission from Groves Academy. a grantee partner of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation. It was published originally in the February 2020 edition of “Connections,” Groves Academy’s biannual magazine. In response to COVID-19, the program and all of Groves Academy’s teaching went virtual earlier this year. The Groves Upper School is midway through our second year of an exciting experiment – an … Continue reading From the Classroom to the Boardroom – One Journey of Teaching Executive Functioning Skills