It’s time to prepare our students for the Test of Life, and not a Life of Tests
The story begins with a belief that every child deserves to attend a school that is inspiring, challenging, supportive, safe and healthy, engaging, and built on mutual respect.
Every child needs competencies for success beyond the test score—skills for the tests of life, a life of college, career, contribution, and caring.
Someone has to take responsibility for schools to become cohesive and coherent places to accomplish the above goals.
Every child is deserving
Every child requires specific competencies and character virtues for future positive success
We need educators in school and after school who are prepared to make this happen
Those educators need a community of support, collaboration and practical ideas
Our approach emphasizes ways to provide the necessary supports and a shared vision
From work with over 1,000 schools in the United States and internationally, we have learned how to inspire and support others in implementing social-emotional and character competence and improving school culture and climate.