Alicia Levitt

Brain Break Challenge

What do you get when you give a group of students an Ipad or a cell phone and a challenge? Amazing videos! The Lutheran Schools Partnership sponsored a Brain Break Video Contest for our schools to celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week. Many of our schools use websites like www.GoNoodle.com to provide “brain… Read more »

Keeping the Brain in Mind

Last June, The Lutheran Schools Partnership hosted Ann Anzalone, a well-known educational speaker on brain development. This November, Emmaus Lutheran School brought Anzalone back to Fort Wayne to speak to teachers and parents. Anzalone demonstrates what she teaches - we all need to be active learners. Anzalone led her audience through exercises… Read more »

Mindset, part 2

This is part 2 of a 2 part series on Carol Dweck's "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success-How We Can Learn to Fulfill Our Potential". Part one can be found here“I’m just not good at math.” “This is too hard for me, and I’m never going to get it.” “School work is… Read more »

Mindset, part 1

Since the 2006 release of the book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success-How We Can Learn to Fulfill Our Potential” by Carol Dweck, the term ‘mindset’ has become a popular buzzword in the education world, and with good reason. The research on achievement and success by Dweck and others has shown that… Read more »

Teachers Spend Summer Learning

What do Lutheran School teachers do with their last days of summer vacation? Go to school and learn, of course! Over fifty Science teachers from several schools in The Lutheran Schools Partnership (TLSP) gathered at Holy Cross Lutheran School on July 31 and August 1 to learn more about the implementation of… Read more »

Grit

This is the new buzzword in education, but unlike other trends, this idea may have staying power. Grit is a person's ability to carry through on particular long-term goals. Grit is a blending of perseverance and passion. There is a great Youtube video, called Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance that… Read more »

Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers

Workshops Sharpen Teaching Skills in Math, Technology, Reading and WritingSummer is the perfect time for teachers to sharpen their skills and get fresh ideas for next year. Cindy McKinney, our academic excellence coordinator, is putting together this year’s IMPACT Conference, professional development workshops that offer educators the chance to expand their instructional… Read more »