The Answer

October 20, 2014

​6 Strategies for Supporting Struggling Writers

By Petra Claflin

If you teach a subject other than English, it can feel laborious to layer writing on top of your existing content. It’s so good for their overall thinking and literacy, though, so stay committed to doing it by adding whatever supports your students may need to get them going productively on it. You... READ MORE

October 16, 2014

ASD Considers 12 Additional Memphis Schools

The Achievement School District is considering adding up to 12 Memphis schools to the state-run school district that is now in its third school year. We're glad that YES has the opportunity to take part in this partnership. Click here to read more. READ MORE

October 15, 2014

Charter schools morph into charter districts

Thank you USA TODAY for spotlighting our SKY partnership with KIPP Houston Public Schools and Spring Branch Independent School District! Click here to read the article READ MORE

October 15, 2014

​10 Ideas for Finding a More Balanced Life

By Petra Claflin

October is rough for teachers. Affectionately known as Sucktober to many of my colleagues, it is the month that makes first-year and tenth-year teachers alike second guess their career choice and long for the mysterious cushy job that one random college friend has. In some ways, just knowing... READ MORE

October 14, 2014

Grit Trumps Talent and IQ: A Story Every Parent (and Educator) Should Read

GRIT is nothing new to our YES Prep family. We teach our students grit means finishing what they begin and trying hard even after experiencing failure. Click here to see what National Geographic had to say about our grit and how it catapults our students & staff members to the next level.   READ MORE

October 13, 2014

Classroom Management 2.0: Nine De-escalation Strategies

By Petra Claflin

Following up on last week’s post, Preventing Power Struggles, this week we’ll look at how to de-escalate situations; maybe for when a student becomes angry with you in class or maybe for those times when a student is just really upset about something and is unable to control their emotions.   It’s... READ MORE