KIPP Co-Founders Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin share their appreciation for teachers on National Teacher Appreciation Day: Great teaching is the heart and soul of a transformative public education, and you are proving that every single day.
By Lori Warren, Senior Communications Manager, KIPP Foundation Fifty years ago, Dr. Walter Mischel, then a professor of psychology at Stanford, conducted a series of trail-blazing experiments on self-control that would influence a generation of researchers. To celebrate the anniversary of this work, and share subsequent learnings, Dr. Mischel has released a new book, “The Marshmallow […]
By Dave Levin, KIPP Co-Founder “Positive institutions facilitate the development and display of positive traits, which in turn facilitate positive subjective experiences.” This quotation, shared in Chris Peterson’s, A Primer on Positive Psychology has had an incredible impact on both my professional and personal life. I agree with everything except one word: “trait.” I prefer […]
Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin Reminisce About the Birth of KIPP October 11th, 1993 is the day that Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin stayed up all night listening to U2’s Achtung Baby on a repeating loop and developed their plan for KIPP. On the 20th anniversary of that day, Susan Ciccone, KIPP Communications Manager, caught up […]
By Dave Levin, KIPP Co-Founder When I was asked to write a post about a summer reading list – I smiled. My love of books started at age 17. Before then it was a very different story. I learned to read late. No one had to tell me that I was struggling – I was […]
By Dave Levin, KIPP Co-Founder A couple of weeks ago, a teacher asked me on Twitter how she could create a KIPP culture in her own classroom. In earlier posts I’ve written about the KIPP Framework for Excellent Teaching (KFET). KFET is designed to maximize student growth and achievement by uniting four essential elements of […]
By Dave Levin, KIPP Co-Founder I started teaching in August of 1992. I struggled mightily and failed daily. At the end of many of those early days, I wasn’t sure how I could muster the energy for the next day. All that changed in October, when Harriett Ball, one of the greatest teachers I’ve ever […]