Friday, June 8, 2012

Please join us for an exciting Social Emotional Learning Experience

TOP 20

Transforming American Education

 We Can Make a Difference in the "Culture of Education" at Our School!

Strategic Learning Initiatives (SLI) and Top 20 Training

invites you to a free preview of an exciting professional development opportunity for all principals, teachers, parents and district administration.

 Wednesday, June 27, 2012

2:30-4:30 p.m.


Finkl Elementary School

 2332 S. Western Av.

Chicago, IL.

Join us as we explore "Wow" insights and practical tools for creating and sustaining a culture of learning and making a positive difference in how students experience school. Discover tools for developing the potential of your students and enhancing the culture of your classrooms and schools."

"Finally, after 30 years of teaching. I found a program that changes the culture of education.  Top 20 Training gives parents, teachers and students the tools necessary to be successful in school and in life."

David Becker, Teacher St. Louis Park High School

Agenda for the two preview sessions:

 Live Above the Line: How Our Thinking Governs Our Experience

This session focuses on becoming aware of our thinking so we know when it is working and when it is not working.  It explores (1) The conditions that we come upon in our life that invite us to go Below the Line (2) Indicators telling us when we are Below, (3) How to handle Below the Line experiences with more grace and dignity and (4) How to trampoline back Above the Line.

Keep Stupid in the Box: Eliminating Student Roadblocks for Success

Based on research from students and adults, this session identifies (1) Five causes of stupid, (2) Responses students make when they feel stupid, and (3) What teachers can do to minimize the negative impact stupid has on kids?

RSVP to Laura Reyes at Strategic Learning Initiatives

(312) 738-0022 or by June 22nd.

Friday, June 1, 2012

June Parent of the Month

This month we would like to recognize Marisol Garcia as our Parent of the Month.

Marisol, a parent of students at Chicago's Edwards School, graciously allowed us to get to know her a little better. Here is what we found out...

SLI: Mariosl, how did you become involved with SLI?
MG: I started attending the Early Childhood workshops when my daughter was in preschool and from there I was invited by the SLI Team to be a volunteer parent facilitator for the Early Childhood workshops at The Edwards Center for Young Learners. Then my daughter started kindergarten and I was asked to join the K,-8 facilitator team and present the parent workshops in the main building at Edwards School. I was delighted to become part of SLI.

SLI: Why do you feel the work that SLI does is important?
MG:  I feel the work of SLI is important because I learn many things for myself and my children. The workshops are very important because they give us information to give to our children and we also learn from them.

SLI: Tell us something interesting about yourself.
MG: I am a very happy person; I love to go to the mall and shop in the stores, go to the movies and I love to spend time with my family.

Thank you so much, Marisol.  We value your dedication to SLI's mission! Congratulations on being named the Parent Volunteer of the month!!