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Fanning the Flames Part 6

During the 2016-17 school year, Copper and Gene are now working in seven schools in some manner or another in our southwest Colorado school district. There has been a leadership change at the district level which DES has supported in creating We Believes, and providing a...

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15 December
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Come on, baby- Light my Fire! Part 5

To continue updating you on our work in southwest Colorado, we are observing an interesting phenomenon between schools and classrooms.  When we last wrote, schools were innovating their personalized mastery culture inside of their own classrooms and schools.  We have been focusing our consulting on...

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17 March
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Feeding the Fire Part 4

This blog continues the focus on the early adopters at a SW Colorado elementary school in the fall of 2015.  New staff were added to the Y1 cohort and learned about the implementation of proficiency ladders with the Y2 cohort teachers during work-week.  All staff...

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22 September
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Bursting into Flame

When last we wrote, we suggested that our work in a SW Colorado elementary school was beginning to gain notice across the district and burst into flame.  In the past 6 months, that is indeed what has occurred.   DES was invited to present  the...

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22 September
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Lighting a Fire-Part 3

The Fire is Starting: Our work continues with an elementary school in Southwest Colorado attempting to improve learning for K-5 students. During our last visit we spent time in 5 teacher’s classrooms and provided specific feedback on their progress in using the tools that have been...

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14 February
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Bootstrapping Personalized Mastery

    Bootstrapping means the starting of a self-sustaining process that is supposed to proceed without external input. In December of 2014, Copper, from Don’t Ever Stop! LLC, was honored to be asked to support a Personalized Mastery charter school as an interim principal for the second...

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14 February
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Starting a Fire!–Part 1

  This is part 1 of a series of blogs that demonstrates our work with a school looking to improve the learning of their students. We have just begun working with a PK-5 grade school that is on “Improvement” status with their state department, ranking 618th of...

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17 December
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