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...

Climbing to the Summit

The first few months of the year were dedicated to setting up ‘base camp’ (i.e. onboarding students, establishing norms, orienting parents to the platform, etc.). Since then, we have experienced some great successes; many of the fifth and sixth graders...