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 Lisa Altman & Carie Page, Knowledge Sharing Team, KIPP Foundation At KIPP, we’re thankful for one another. Not just for the big and small ways that our teachers and leaders reach out to support each other every day, but also for the ways that our growing network of schools gives us the opportunity to […]
By Lisa Altman, Instructional Sharing Manager, KIPP Foundation It’s almost Thanksgiving. At this time of the year, we receive lots of messages about showing thanks to those who impact our lives at work, home, and in our communities. We’re encouraged to reflect on the people and good things around us. It’s an opportunity to model […]
By Richard Barth, Chief Executive Officer, KIPP Foundation I know that for a good number of folks reading this today, the 2012-13 school year is now underway. More folks reading this have not yet started the year (though summer school has been completed) and are getting geared up. Here’s to all of you and making […]
By Jen Keyte, Instructional Sharing Senior Manager, KIPP Foundation In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, we asked teachers to take time out of their days, which is no small feat considering the hard work they do each day in their classrooms, to show gratitude. Gratitude is one of the seven character strengths we focus […]
By Jen Keyte, Instructional Sharing Senior Manager, KIPP Foundation A couple of days before Thanksgiving break, why not teach your high school students about gratitude? It’s one of the character traits that Martin Seligman and Christopher Peterson identified in their book, Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification, as a path to a meaningful […]
By Jen Keyte, Instructional Sharing Senior Manager, KIPP Foundation KIPP teachers and leaders are often heard referencing the James Baldwin quote, “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” Since we believe deeply that preparing our students for college and life requires not only […]