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"Effort vs ability" is that belief that all children have the raw material to do rigorous academic material at high standards. Teachers who hold this belief know that children's learning is primarily determined by their effective effort and use of appropriate strategies. Teachers recognize that...

THE POWER OF TENSION   Tension is the magnitude of the pulling force exerted by a string, cable, chain, or similar object on another object. This force is a push or pull that can cause an object to change its velocity.  Or, said differently, tension creates a force that creates...

On March 2, James Q. Wilson died at the age of 80.  He was He was the co-author of the 1982 "Broken Windows" study.  In addition to this important study, he was also a huge proponent of the role of CHARACTER in improving the health...

  This morning I read Arne Duncan's (US Secretary of Education) speech at Harvard's Askwith Forum that he gave this past Tuesday.  I thought I would pull out four items he discussed that have the most relevance to us at the MTR. Remarks of Secretary Duncan at the Askwith...