A Year In Review – Summit

Now that our school year is coming to an end, I can now truly understand the effectiveness of each unit in terms of the success each one had with the students’ acquiring and absorption of the subject material and accompanying skills.  I have to say, I am...

Lifelong Learning

Previously, I began discussing Habits of Success — one of the underlying principles that drive Summit Learning. These habits go well beyond content knowledge, high scores and A’s on a report card. These key habits are the underpinnings of long-term school...

Habits of Success

Habits of Success, an overarching element of Summit Learning, is (in my opinion) the glue that keeps the puzzle (below) intact. The Habits of Success are the ‘non-cognitive skills’ that we exhibit on a daily basis; they include the attitudes, behaviors and...

Understanding Summit and its Benefits

Now that we are almost through the school year,  I have had sufficient time to truly absorb summit and understand how it works, and have realized the benefits of the platform. My initial skepticism of the summit program has slowly faded, and admittedly, I am now...

Summit? Why?

So, when I was first told by the principal of this school that I will be implementing a new program for 5th grade called “Summit,” my first reaction and thought was, “Gees, another gimmicky program that another school bought into.”   And, I...