The 2017 Summer Programs to be offered at the RBT Conference Center in Acton, MA are now posted.
Announcing 2017 Summer Programs
Get Students to Believe In Themselves: Read Article by Jon Saphier in the February 2017 Phi Delta Kappan Online!
New Book Release - High Expectations Teaching: How We Persuade Students to Believe and Act on "Smart is Something You Can Get"
The new release debunks the myth of fixed intelligence. For all the productive conversation around "mindsets," what's missing are the details of how to convince our discouraged and underperforming students that "smart is something you can get."
Learning About Racism and White Privilege
By Jon Saphier - September 29, 2016: Issues of race and the experience of people of color in America are more central in our national conversation and the media than I can remember since the Civil Rights Era of the 50s and 60s. Bringing this experience to the surface is a good thing.
Time to Be Tackling Racial Bias in the Classroom
Jon Saphier - May 24, 2016: Racism is a social construct that operates as a system of oppression based on race. It operates everywhere, even inside the best intentioned of educators. Racism is built on stereotypes and expressed in various forms of oppression.
Why Teachers Need Cultural Proficiency
Jon Saphier - May 20, 2016: Changing demographics have made a “should” into a “must” for American teachers. Cultural proficiency produces behaviors that acknowledge and value the culture of those different from oneself. It develops out of being curious and wanting to learn about other people and their cultures.
Jon Saphier - March 9, 2016: This short video describes the elements required for successful teaching. Most people don't realize how complex teaching really is.
A Short History of Ed Reform
Jon Saphier - March 9, 2016: This short video describes the history of Ed Reform and recommends that the focus be on high expertise teaching in every classroom.
NEW TITLE: Transforming Ineffective Teams: Maximizing Collaboration's Impact on Learning
The Skillful Leader II has been reissued under new title. This important book arms administrators and teacher leaders with step-by-step strategies to confront and raise the performance of teams and individuals who undermine student learning.