Four Ways to Strengthen the Impact of District Social and Emotional Learning Initiatives

October 05, 2016

Failure to succeed academically is often not about deficiencies in students’ content knowledge or their ability to learn. Explicitly addressing educator and student beliefs, and their resulting actions in academic settings, are key to better...

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What’s New With Agile Mind this Summer '16?

June 17, 2016

As the summer kicks off, we work alongside our district partners to prepare for next year. During the late spring and early summer, we release yearly enhancements to our programs, conduct professional development for teachers and leaders who will...

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Intensification: When Math Goes Right - Musings of a Professional Development Specialist

April 21, 2016

Experience in the Classroom

On my first day of instruction in my first year of teaching, I rolled out the sparkling, standards-aligned, backward-planned lesson that I had agonized over for weeks to my Algebra 1 students in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. ...

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Intensification – What Educators Should Know…

April 05, 2016

“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”-Alexander Den Heijer

Brian has the privilege of leading the teaching and learning of 6-12 Mathematics for Pasco County Schools in Land O’ Lakes, Florida and...

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Academic Youth Development Accomplishes Social and Emotional Learning Goals

March 25, 2016

In creating the Academic Youth Development (AYD) program, the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin, leading psychologists, and Agile Mind have worked to create experiences, specifically for secondary students and teachers,...

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Intensification vs. Remediation: The Key to Mathematics Success with Struggling Students

March 22, 2016

Across the country, districts are grappling with the issue of how to improve outcomes for the significant numbers of students who enter their first course in the high school mathematics sequence—either Algebra I or Mathematics I—one or more grade...

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New Partnership - Continued Progress for Social Emotional Learning

January 21, 2016

Today, we are excited to announce a new relationship with the Jefferson Education Accelerator (JEA). 

For more than a decade, Agile Mind has been dedicated to making a difference, every day, in the lives of the educators and students we serve. We...

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Will 85% of Your 9th Grade Students Pass Algebra This Year?

October 15, 2015

Congratulations to our partner, District of Columbia Public Schools, for the 18% increase in the number of students advancing to tenth grade. This achievement was recently featured in US News and World Report, and we are honored that our partnership...

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What's New with Agile Mind this Fall

September 23, 2015

We hope that the new school year is off to a great start! It was a busy summer at Agile Mind, and as we all dive into the new school year, we want to share exciting updates with you.

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Before We Can Address the STEM Crisis, We Must Solve the Confidence Gap

August 17, 2015

From EdSurge opinion – “I’m not good at math.” It’s routine to hear an adult utter these five innocent words while doing something as simple as calculating tip at a restaurant. It’s striking that self-doubting one’s ability to succeed in math has...

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