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Below is an excerpt from a story that I wrote about Westlawn Middle School in Huntsville, Alabama. On paper, this school struggled with the same challenges many low achieving schools face: high poverty, high teacher turnover, neighborhood crime, bel…
Sep 15, 2015
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Cedarville High School is located in Crawford County, Arkansas, the southern edge of the Ozark National Forest. 
When I talked with Claire Pence, Site-based School Improvement Specialist, about her school's successful efforts to improve teaching and…
Sep 8, 2015
Maureen Mirabito posted a blog post
If you ask the Leadership Team in Augusta, Arkansas what it takes to turn around a culture, shift a mindset, change a thought, and ACHIEVE they will tell you in one word: persistence.
So begins the story of a small district located in the Delta regi…
Sep 1, 2015
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In the video clip below, you will hear a principal share how teaming is scheduled into teacher practice. You will also hear her talk about what the meetings sound like--what is discussed, expected, and how the information is used.
As you listen, thi…
Aug 19, 2015
Maureen Mirabito posted a blog post
My children have been collecting acorns in spiderman buckets all weekend. My oldest wants to write messages of hope and inspiration on them and give them away with the lemonade they plan to sell at a stand next week. My three year old just wants to…
Aug 12, 2015
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I've been interviewing principals, leadership team members, and teachers about their work to build a culture of learning, possibility, and personal best for the entire school community. From the interviews come stories of inspiration and perseveranc…
Aug 4, 2015
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This post was originally published on June 8, 2015.
I just returned from my daughter's Kindergarten graduation at a nearby state park. The children and their families arrived with picnic lunches and sunscreen (which were promptly ditched in favor of…
Jul 28, 2015
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All summer long I've wrangled my children up the hill to 8:00a swim practice--two in the stroller revolting because I didn't let them bring their truck or stale milk or, heaven forbid, their ten pound collection of army people; the other two draggin…
Jul 21, 2015
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At 7:49a this morning a cheering and very large group of scientists and engineers and children of the man who discovered Pluto, Clyde Tombaugh, gathered up the road from my house at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics lab to count down the exact momen…
Jul 14, 2015
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We understate the potential of Indistar by describing it as a tool or a system for planning improvement.
It is that, su…
Jun 30, 2015
Maureen Mirabito posted a blog post
My first job out of college was with IBM in the Human Resources Department. I worked in Endicott, New York—the company’s birthplace (and not too far from my own). Mostly, I worked on hiring and talent spotting for the various departments and busines…
Jun 23, 2015
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The final habit of this (very informal) “Habits You Need to Start. Or continue. And definitely enable” series is one of those habits I hear a lot and always thought I understood.
Connect learning with life.
As I started writing I was heavily focused…
Jun 16, 2015
Maureen Mirabito left a comment for Janelle Winstead
"Janelle--So great to have you here on IndistarConnect. We hope you join the conversation by leaving comments, asking questions, or writing your own reflections. Please let me know if I can help in any way and what you are most interested in learning…"
Jun 16, 2015
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"Lisha--Great to have you on IndistarConnect. Please let us know if you have any questions! We'd love to hear what you hope to find and be able to do on IndistarConnect. Start a Reflection in Your Reflections, leave us a comment, send us an email, or…"
Jun 11, 2015
Maureen Mirabito left a comment for Paul E. Dunford
"Hi Paul! Great to have you here! Hope all is well with you and your great work at the Department!"
Jun 11, 2015
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This post was originally published on June 8, 2015.
I just returned from my daughter's Kindergarten graduation at a nearby state park. The children and their families arrived with picnic lunches and sunscreen (which were promptly ditched in favor of…
Jun 9, 2015
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