September 5, 2019

Since I've been MIA from the SCR blog lately, I haven't announced my newest book! Coaching to Win is all about how instructional support staff can...support teachers, I guess. There is so much junk that is piled onto teachers these days that I am providing some tips fo...

March 7, 2018

Drum roll, please...SCR Academy is up and live and ready for YOU!

As you know, I have trained thousands of adult educators across the country through engaging in-person workshops and seminars on a variety of adult education practices. Using knowledge of what works and w...

September 13, 2017

If you're a friend of mine here at scr.consulting (or even better, if we're friends in real life), you know that I love the College and Career Readiness/Common Core State Standards. They provide direction and structure to our classrooms and make our lives easier. But a...

July 18, 2017

Y'all, get excited.  SCR Academy is launching Seamless: The Course this fall!  This tool is designed to work in tandem with the book to help practitioners in the classroom and beyond to apply the principles of contextualized instruction. Chapter quizzes, discussion boa...

June 5, 2017

You know how I like to improve lives, right?  One key shift at a time...so since I realize the huge amount of stress you're under to align your lessons with standards (wink!), here I am, swooping in to save the day, and your sanity.

One key element to classroom sta...

May 25, 2017

(Note: If you're too lazy to read this, you can just watch this TV interview that has the a lot of the same info, though without my priceless insight...but no hard feelings!)

 Sometimes, I find myself perusing statistical data on our country's adult education programs.....

January 10, 2017

I'm a recovering "leave little to chance" kinda gal.  My kids (typically) nap like well-oiled machines, falling asleep at 12:45 and awaking just before 3:30.  Ask me to move my dinnertime up by 30 minutes, and it may or may not happen because I am programmed to have di...

November 29, 2016

In several conversations recently, I have said these words: "If someone sends me one more 'soft skills curriculum resource,' I will kill someone."  Of course that's hyperbole, but still, I would caution individuals that if I receive another link to a "soft skills toolk...

September 8, 2016

I'm on my high horse about soft skills standards lately.  Actually, I've been up there for about 2 years now and have yet to get down.  Talk about being saddle-sore.

But seriously, you (we) need soft skills standards.  And what better way to accomplish this than th...

November 11, 2015

Write it down.  You heard it here first: Systems Thinking is the "next big thing" in education.  Actually, it's already happening (PBS LearningMedia has a fabulous selection of classroom materials--check it out!) As systems educator Linda Booth Sweeney (think...

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