"One of the things that’s most characteristic of Success for All is that we try not to leave very much to chance. We have a sort of a term within the organization which is “relentlessness” as being the goal of the organization. And relentlessness means that you don’t just give it your best shot and hope for the best. You’re constantly trying new things, different things and sticking at it until you’ve succeeded with every child or with every school and with every circumstance. And that’s down to the level of minute-by-minute in the classroom. We want every minute of the school day used for productive activities that we know from research to be the most effective things we can provide."
Robert Slavin co-founder of Success For All
Gosh, I respect this attitude! From what I hear, Success For All is now used in 1,300 schools in 47 states and rated one of the most effective reform models according to a meta-analysis of school improvement programs.
Do you teach at a Success For All School? I know some of my Maryland and Jersey friends do. Jill and I would love to hear from you!
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