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Wednesday, 06 April 2016 08:43

Breaking the Cycle

Katie Johnson was a teenager who ended up in the juvenile hall that Erin will be visiting in San Diego on Christmas Eve. Katie is an example of how positive reinforcement and second chances can change students' trajectories and how they see themselves. Below is her story of success. 

Katie Johnson was arrested in 2010 after she took 13 X...

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Friday, 18 March 2016 09:34

Teaching Hope Diary #91

There is a name for educators, and it has nothing to do with books or classrooms. It’s sunshine.

As soon as my students arrive, I greet them: “Good morning. Are you ready for a great day?” There’s the bubbly student body president, who immediately mirrors my grin. Our boy genius can only nod above his teetering, larger-than-a-small-count...

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