Archive for 'Annual Conference'

Opening Doors: The Pedagogy of Confidence

Opening Doors: The Pedagogy of Confidence

October 6, 2015

How can we inspire learning and high intellectual performance in urban schools and better support low-income students to develop their potential? In preparation for our upcoming fall conference, we?ve been reading Dr. Yvette Jackson?s book The Pedagogy of Confidence, which explores these very questions.

In the book, Dr. Jackson describes how educators can focus on students? strengths, rather than weaknesses, to inspire high intellectual performance. Her Pedagogy of Confidence framework is ?based on the ...

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Opening Doors: Behavioral Economics

Opening Doors: Behavioral Economics

September 3, 2015

Why would someone, already in debt, take out a payday loan, knowing they will not be able to pay off the exorbitant interest?

Why would a minimum wage worker, counting on every penny of their paycheck, neglect to show up to work?

Here at SJI, we?ve spent the last few months learning about behavioral economics in an effort to understand these and related scenarios. In addition to releasing a policy report about behavioral economics and workforce development, we?ve ...

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Opening Doors: Creating a Conference That Matters

Opening Doors: Creating a Conference That Matters

August 27, 2015

What does it take to create a conference that matters? As we sat down to begin planning our 2015 Annual Conference, we focused on this question.

The most memorable conferences that we?ve attended have inspired us and challenged our thinking. They?ve encouraged us to view our work and the world from different perspectives. They?ve refueled our passion to do the work that we do?to keep on keeping on, sometimes in the face of frustrating odds.

This is the ...

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