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Top Five For Collaborative Team Meetings

This year, we have been working with a number of districts throughout Alberta, exploring and deepening the essential elements and practices of a collaborative response model. In Northern Gateway Public Schools and Medicine Hat Public Schools, this has…

January 28, 2018 | Read Article

How do Schools Foster a Structure of Belonging and Community through CRM?

Often when you walk into a building, whether it is a home, office, school or store, you can get a feeling of the atmosphere and community in the building. How do schools foster a structure of belonging and community? In Community – The Structure of…

January 16, 2018 | Read Article

Establishing Student Entry Criteria

In a recent blog posting, we discussed the difference between students entry levels and intervention tiers on a visual team board. By showing these two dimensions of information, the board can ensure that we are effectively identifying the students to…

December 22, 2017 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

So What Can We Control? Articulating our Locus of Control

Often, especially when first beginning the process of collaboratively focusing upon the diverse needs of students, participants can become discouraged if they focus on factors largely outside of their control. In our experience, we’ve heard this fear…

December 22, 2017 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

10 Observables of a Collaborative Culture

We feel so privileged to be a part of the outstanding work happening in schools and districts related to ensuring collaborative responses for students. It leads to reflections regarding how collaborative cultures approach their complex work of supporting…

March 9, 2017 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article