4 Best Practices for An Amazing School Culture

Everybody wants to have a fun, positive culture. You can implement all the strategies you want, but at the end of the day, a strong culture trumps strategy. Culture enables teams to work more efficiently and produce higher quality results....

e2L and ISTE 2017. Are you in?

engage2learn is looking forward to attending the ISTE 2017 conference in sunny San Antonio from June 26 – June 28. ISTE, or the International Society for Technology in Education, has more than 100,000 members across the globe and has advocated...

ELM Bright Spots

We at Engage! are so excited about the results coming in from our Engage! Learning Model (ELM) Campuses that we wanted to share them with you. Below you will find what we like to call our “ELM Data Bright Spots”,...

engage2learn Learning Model & Citizenship

In all of the summits we have been facilitating lately, we are hearing a consistent pattern from community members in their answers to the question about highest hopes. It is one of the primary purposes for public education in a...

Engaging Visionary Superintendents

Future Ready Superintendent Institute: Building on the Visioning Work In 2012-13, Shannon Buerk, CEO for Engage Learning, will be facilitating the TASA Future Ready Superintendent Institute, which is the extension of the work done by the Texas Visioning Institute– Creating a New Vision for...

Game Changers | Cultivating Innovative Cultures

Due to popular demand, Friends of Texas Public Schools and engage2learn are partnering to offer the 2016-17 Game Changers cohort.  A select group of Texas Superintendents and Principals are invited to become  Game Changers learning from the nation’s top business...

How Campus Culture Influences Classroom Culture

Leaders are the heart of their campus. A leader’s decisions can determine student outcomes, teacher success, and even the campus culture as a whole. A campus culture is a unique outlook or set of behaviors that defines a school–but did...

How Communities Improve Student Performance

“Local community control is at the heart of real change and is the power of education.”- Shannon Buerk We live in an ever-changing world. As our futures evolve, our approach to learning and teaching must also evolve to keep up...

How e2L helps IR campuses

All schools have their challenges. But an “Improvement Required” campus faces additional challenges and pressures. Where does a campus turn to find help in facilitating an IR turnaround? What’s the best way to get a school out of IR status...

Linking Learning Environments and Culture

Culture is critical in producing the results you want from your educators and learners. While leaders can take a starring role in building a school culture, the learning environment itself influences culture as well. Here’s how you can help create...

Nurturing A Growth Mindset

Driving back home to the coast after Hurricane Harvey, I was so moved by the scene at every turn. Images of irreparable damage: flattened homes and businesses, metal buildings cut up like paper through a shredder, power lines and poles...

Out Of The Norm: How Norms Influence Culture

Norms aren’t something we always think about, but they’re everywhere. Norms are the reason we wait in lines at the grocery store, make eye contact while chatting with a friend, and brush our teeth before work. A norm is simply...

Standards Alignment in ELM

How is engage2learn aligned to the Texas Standards? Let’s count the ways . . . 1. Curriculum The curriculum design process in our model is 100% focused on the Texas standards including the TEKS, TCCRS, and the Texas Common Core...

Taking the engage2learn Learning Model Districtwide

Engage Learning is thrilled to be partnering with both Duncanville ISD and Harlingen CISD as they take the vision for project-based learning across their districts.  Knowing that PBL increases student engagement, attendance and achievement, the leadership in these two visionary...

The Best Free Back-To-School Apps

School is almost back in session! As teachers decorate their classrooms and prepare for a new school year, it’s the perfect time to find new tools and resources to help make this year even better than the last. Here’s a...

The Importance of Formative Feedback

Why Formative Feedback? This summer I set a goal to run a half-marathon in 2 hours this coming December 2017. This  is a big goal for me, considering my fastest time is 2 hours and 15 minutes.  As I was...

What kind of leader are you?

Leaders are essential to running our schools effectively. However, leadership comes in many shapes and sizes. It’s important to understand your own leadership style as well as how to improve it. Take this quiz to see what kind of leader...

Why the engage2learn Learning Model?

  Raines HS | Katy ISD Becky Bracewell-Tucker, Principal at Raines High School in Katy ISD, talks about her experience with the ELM. The other day I received an email from Becky Bracewell-Tucker, Principal at Raines High School (RHS) in...