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Finland: A Political Model of Education Reform

June 11, 2017

Finland: Worldwide Leader in Education More than 30 years ago, Finland made dramatic changes to the political infrastructure of their school system. A generation later, they emerged at the top of the world in international assessments for managing “real-world” situations. They are one of the leading political models to investigate. Finland has created a system…

80/20 in Special Education: How Special Ed Can Create Big Gains With Minimal Effort!

June 10, 2017

Can You Relate…? You’re a special education teacher (or maybe you know one) sitting in a building-wide staff meeting.  In the meeting, the results of your state’s annual, standardized test scores were released.  The results are good, except for one segment of students that are not showing enough improvement and thus hurting the school’s overall…

Ideal Instructional Models: Successful Examples of Complete Human Education

June 5, 2017

Education Reform – Part II: Practical Implementations of Complete Human Education In previous articles, we focused on: the core problems of education in the United States, a simple model for effective learning, and how that model helps us resolve our top problems. We also explored how this model relates to special education. From this point…

Learning and Soft Skills Empower Special Education Students

June 5, 2017

Are we aiming to have our students “college ready” OR “career ready?” OR both? If both, do we get them “college ready” first, then “career ready?” These are many of the questions that educators seem to wrestle with on a regular basis as our country works to prepare future generations for workplace success. Let’s cut…

The Vital Role of the First Follower

May 31, 2017

We have found there is a common trend with our teachers… they feel stuck. Stuck within the constraints of what the education world expects from them, while trying to balance teaching their students what they need to know to be successful in the real world. Don’t you just want to start a movement for change? That…

SOAR Ultimate Home Page – Rumson Country Day School

May 30, 2017

Welcome, Rumson Country Day School! IMPORTANT: Access to the materials are exclusive to the parents, teachers, and students of your school. The re-posting or sharing of this link constitutes a direct violation your school’s agreement with SOAR Learning Inc. and could result in legal prosecution.) Resources for Parents Homework Help eBook ($19.99 value, FREE to Rumson…

Detroit: A Vision for the Worst-Performing School System in the World

May 29, 2017

Today is the beginning of the largest policy conference in the country, the Mackinac Policy Conference (MPC). Right now, Brian and I are on our way up to Michigan’s magnificent Mackinac Island to participate. The MPC gets it’s name from the conference location, but the focus is primarily on the city of Detroit. The #1 topic…

SOAR Speaking Inquiry

May 15, 2017

Design is a funny word Thank you for your interest in SOAR® Learning and inviting Susan Kruger to participate in your interview, webinar, or speaking engagement. However, due to the high volume of requests, we ask that you provide detailed answers to our questions below so we can give it thorough consideration. We kindly ask for…

SOAR Ultimate Home Page – Weld County School District RE3J Rebels

May 9, 2017

Welcome, Rebels! IMPORTANT: Access to the materials are exclusive to the parents, teachers, and students of your school. The re-posting or sharing of this link constitutes a direct violation your school’s agreement with SOAR Learning Inc. and could result in legal prosecution.) Resources for Parents Homework Help eBook ($19.99 value, FREE to Rebel parents) The strategies…

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