SCGLR THIS BOOK IS COOL! Engagement Team Members

Unexpected Summer

I would never have thought that I would have the chance to experience a fulfilling and inspirational summer during these crazy times! I came …
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VLOG: “An Interactive Journey of Togetherness: Why I need you and why you need me”

Cedric Hameed guided online guests through an interactive journey of spoken word poetry. Participants created and shared poems that began wit…
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Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Celebrated as National Pacesetter for Sixth Consecutive Year

As a driving force of innovation, impact, and improvement in its work to support early school success, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level …
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The Potency of Kindness

When I joined the Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge team in late February, I was pumped for summer to start. We were going to be deep in the …
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This Book REALLY is Cool!

As we walked into the post office loaded with boxes of carefully curated books, I couldn’t contain the giggle that exploded from my lips. Ant…
Picture: Members of V5 pose for a picture after creating their own hats using materials found around them during the Critical Thinking module.

Teaching Artists Ready to Learn and Facilitate

When a cohort of area teaching artists and directors join together for Mind in the Making (MITM) workshops, amazing things happen! Sarasota i…
Picture: Members of V5 pose for a picture after creating their own hats using materials found around them during the Critical Thinking module.

V5: Integrating the Arts with the 7 Essential Life Skills

It is important in any facilitated Mind in the Making (MITM) learning environment that each individual can reflect on their own experiences a…
Photo: Inaugural TPF Fellow Hannah Saeger Karnei and TPF Fellow John Ferguson

Summer Reading with a side of TPF Fellows

As Fellows at The Patterson Foundation, it’s a joy and privilege to be a part of so many exciting projects across all of the initiatives. Whi…
Mind in the Making Coffee Chats

Connecting and Innovating in Times of Uncertainty

I have been fortunate to share Mind the Making with many organizations and groups in a face to face format, but due to today’s circumstances,…

THIS BOOK IS COOL!

Research spanning 100 years has proven that students experience up to 2.5 months of academic learning loss when they are out of school for th…
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Aspirations for a Seamless Transition from VPK to Kindergarten

An assumption could be made that most parents, teachers, and caregivers aspire to provide quality care for children. Evidence from many resea…
Children First CEO Philip Tavill

Census 2020: Critical component for Head Start funding

Editor’s Note: Philip Tavill is the President/CEO of Children First, a four-time designated National Head Start Association Program of Excell…
Mind in the Making — Team-Jubiloso

Mind in the Making — Team Jubiloso

Editor’s Note: This workshop/photo was taken pre-COVID-19/ social distancing. Currently, SCGLR  is looking into safe alternatives and creativ…
Team Lion

Team Lion — The Seven Essential Life Skills in Spanish

I was able to present the Mind in the Making (MITM) workshop of the 7 Essential Life Skills with Elizabeth Sierra to parents at Alta Vista El…
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Moms Play to Learn the Seven Life Skills Children Need

Parenting is a journey, not a destination. And preparing children to grow up to be productive well-adjusted individuals with the requisite sk…
Wild about- WOOP

Wild About WOOP!

WOOP is an easy to learn goal-setting tool based on 20 years of scientific research in helping people change their habits to achieve their go…
Team Helpful

SOLVE MEETS — THE 7 ESSENTIAL LIFE SKILLS

SOLVE Maternity Homes is a group of residential maternity homes for at-risk pregnant women and their babies. SOLVE’s devoted staff and volunt…
Photo: Gholdy Muhammad

19th-Century Literacy Groups Help Shape New Educational Approach

In the 19th century, black intellectuals in the northeast gathered regularly in literacy groups to research, debate, and write about everythi…
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