Woman Tutoring Child

ReThinking Your Space at The Front of the Class.

Coming out from behind your desk.

 

Topics of The Month

Your Strategic Partner in Cultivating a Classroom for Exponential Growth,
Real Learning and Reaching New Heights.

From behind the desk, as a student, this is your space for a cheat code into what students want from their educators and how to better connect with, better support and better accommodate your students to give them a full proof one of a kind experience in your classroom. From requiring innovation, upgrading the system and challenging yourself to start from scratch, forget everything you know about delivering content to students, and open yourself to hear directly from your consumer. Want to know what your students want? You've come to the right place.

In the Classroom

Innovation

Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable.
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable.
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable. 
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable.
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable.
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable. 
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable.
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable.
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable. 
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable.
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable.
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable.
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable. 
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable.
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable.
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable.
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable.
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable. 
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable.
Innovation in the classroom is not a negotiable.

Forgetting What You've Grown Accustomed To

Literally, wipe your memory clean and start over.

Math Tutor
Teacher with Pupils

You: As a Student

If you can, take yourself back to your childhood and your educational journey

Coming Out From Behind Your Desk

Now, if you're anything like myself, if anyone on this earth asked me a math question passed algebra, I very literally will direct you to every resource available to help you because....I can't. English being my strong suit, numbers never were and we all have subjects we are better at than others. 

Right now, as a parent at home you're being asked to know everything about or at least familiarize yourself about all things math, science, english, art, languages, history and everything else in between. 

Unless you're Einstein, and you shouldn't feel pressured to be, you may come across something your student needs to learn this week that you may not know about or how to instruct them. The answer to this?


Call on all of your resources. 

From virtual tutoring websites, to the older student down the street, to your cousin who is amazing at math, utilize and exhaust your options with the success of your student in mind. 

Teacher & Student
 
Kids Playing Treasure Hunt

ReThinking Your Classroom

Starting From Scratch

We often conceptualize the educational experience to be predominantly between the student and the teacher, leaving out a vital piece of the puzzle for success. Somewhere between the classroom and your home is you. You are the bridge between the gap, and without you, the chances for your student not to succeed increase dramatically. Knowing that this is not what any parent would want for their student, every parent/guardian has to assert themselves as the resource that is the solution to the problem. Becoming the parent that provides answers at the PTA Meetings, the parent who brings resources for the class to the school, the parent that becomes the coordinator for carpooling accountability, the parent who becomes the parent to the student who is without one, or even the parent who starts a parent group, you are needed. I'll let you in on a secret that whoever told you that as a parent you are supposed to pick up and drop off your student at school everyday lied to you. That is the bare minimum you could contribute to your student's process regardless of socioeconomic and financial situation you are in. I've see parents turn themselves into super heroes for schools, other students, and communities with very little resources, but the impact in return is astronomical. 

You don't have to do all of these things I've suggested, but if a school has 500 parents, and one parent can commit to just one job thoughout the year, exponential change can take place right before your eyes. 

Take a moment to ReThink Bridging the Gap between the classroom and your community today.

 

ReThinking Covid Classrooms

The Expert Adviser

  This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Catherine Thimmesh discusses why creativity is an essential tool for today’s students, and how teachers can easily encourage and foster the development of creative thinking skills. Along the way, she dispels some commonly held myths about what creativity is or is not, suggests some concrete prompts that can be used quickly in any classroom, and bemoans the fact that she still doesn’t have a jet pack! Catherine Thimmesh is an award-winning children's book author, currently focusing on creative nonfiction. (Her books include the Sibert medal-winning book "TEAM MOON: How 400,000 people landed Apollo 11 on the Moon"; and most recently, "SCALY SPOTTED FEATHERED FRILLED: How do we know what dinosaurs really looked like?") Catherine will address the topic of Creativity in the Classroom. Shell provide concrete suggestions for fostering creativity that can be used in any classroom and that take five minutes or less to implement, require no prep or monetary resources, and can be put into action immediately.

 

January 2022 Updates & Resources

Stay in the Know Monthly With Cheat Codes To Success

The first of every month ReThink will update is site with its best and most valuable resources, articles and tips to further enhance your depth of engagement in your student's journey. 

This month's topic for shared articles?

"Corona/Covid-19 Distance Learning"

For all the parents at home who are doubling as teachers during these time, ReThink has your back. Check out these articles below that will assist you in making the transition as smoothly as possible. Whether you are a teacher already, or you were graced with the title during the pandemic, 

Letting Students Lead

A classroom revolution is overdue, not only for improving learning but for the health of our democracy. In this inspirational talk Katherine Cadwell shares how after 30 years in education she completely flipped her classroom and teaching style. The Harkness method puts the focus of learning back onto the students: teaching them how to ask critical questions and the skills of civil discourse.

Reimagining Classrooms: Teachers as Learners, Students as Teachers

Why do some classrooms look the same now as they did 70 years ago? In this passionate talk, second grade teacher Kayla Delzer speaks about her mission to revitalize learning and the classroom environment. Kayla explains how to release the power in the classroom by giving students ownership of their learning and making it relevant to them. Breaking down the four walls of the classroom allows her students to become globally connected - and you won’t believe the endeavors her students conquer by embracing purposeful technology.

The One Thing All Great Teachers Do

 

With this talk, Dr. Nick Fuhrman encourages us to recognize the profound personal impact that we can have on others — both in and out of the classroom. Dr. Nick Fuhrman is an associate professor of environmental education in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication.