Stronger Me, Stronger We

Stronger Me, Stronger We

Times of uncertainty demand the very best from all of us. Over the past several months, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR)…
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DeSoto students “Dive into Reading” to prevent the summer slide

When the pandemic struck in early March, school districts across the nation had to make the swift transition to virtual learning. In rural De…
Angie Matthiessen, executive director of United Way of Charlotte County

Leave the Summer Slide on the Playground

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Port Charlotte Sun on September 19, 2020. Angie Matthiessen is the executive director …
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This Book Is Cool! Program Fights the Summer Slide and the COVID-19 Slump

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Early Learning Nation. K.C. Compton is a Seattle-based journalist enjoying life as a …
Mind in the Making Coffee Chats

We added two more “Cs”

Editor’s Note: Based on the book Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky, Mind in the Making training modules draw on brain development research…

The Heart of Philanthropy

When I think about philanthropy, I often ponder the systems, the actors, the intricacies behind giving (of time, talent, treasure, and testim…
Photo: Abby Rolland, TPF Fellow 2020/21 in front of her book shelf with two books from THIS BOOK IS COOL!

A New Program, Extraordinary Work, Endless Possibilities

On August 3, 2020, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) uploaded its 100th webisode of THIS BOOK IS COOL! (TBIC). Spanning t…
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…
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