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January 29, 2015

10 Tips for Tackling Test Prep

By Petra Claflin

It’s test prep season!  No matter how you feel about your state tests, almost all of us have students who are not prepared for them and we also know how important the results are for our students.  And if groups of our students are lacking important skills at this point in the year, it’s a good... READ MORE

January 21, 2015

The Relationship Side of Results

By Petra Claflin

Right now, many of us are starting to think about all the high-stakes tests that are coming up later in the semester and getting our game plan together for how we’re going to tackle it all.  We’ve benchmarked our students and we’re grouping them by need and setting up tutorials and such.  While you... READ MORE

January 12, 2015

4 Ways to Build Trust in Your Classroom

By Petra Claflin

When it comes to facilitating learning in the classroom, how students feel when they’re in our class is just as important as our teaching methods. If students don’t trust us – if they feel nervous about how they’ll be treated or unsure of how they’re doing – they’ll be less open to whatever it is... READ MORE

January 03, 2015

7 Tips for Making Meaningful Resolutions with Your Students

By Petra Claflin

The New Year is the perfect time to set some resolutions and second semester goals with your students!Research suggests simply writing down goals increases your chances of meeting them and with resolutions swirling already, we can capitalize on the motivation in the air. Here are some tips to make... READ MORE

December 22, 2014

News Clip: 'Dreams are loud' for teen who discovers inner, outer beauty

Lidia Mounil, student at YES Prep Brays Oaks, shares her story of overcoming prejudice and bullying to becoming a prominent student leader on her campus. Click here to read her story.  READ MORE

December 20, 2014

News Clip: Houstonians of the Year: Duncan Klussmann

The Houston Chronicle spotlights Spring Branch Director, Duncan Klussmann and his collaboration with YES Prep Public Schools. Click here to read the full story.  READ MORE