Jena Ball – There’s Something About Rainbows

The flight from Raleigh, North Carolina to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport was short, comfortable and drenched in late afternoon sunlight until we began our descent. Then rain clouds abruptly reduced visibility to zero and we had a wet and rocky ride until we...

Karin Lippert – What is the DNA of a Great School?

Click HERE or on the Image Above to Watch the Interview with Dana Ziegler and Christina Luce   What is in the DNA of a Great School? Nate Perry Elementary Has IT! THE INGREDIENTS 1. Teach acceptance, tolerance, being mindful, kindness and community as part of the...

Marty Keltz – I Dream of Not Perfect Hats

  On Tuesday, May 26, 2015 I had the honor of sharing my Not Perfect Hat story with the students and teachers at Nate Perry Elementary school in Liverpool, New York.  Most of my passion for education, and the reason I have devoted my career to creating positive...

Marty Keltz – The Road to Not Perfect

Click on the Image Above to Watch the  YouTube  This story always amazes me. It is both shocking and inspiring – a testament to human resilience. perseverance and creativity. But it also makes me wonder how many kids, how many “different” and exquisitely unique souls,...

Hey, I Can Do That!

by Marty Keltz and Jena Ball Anyone who’s been in education any length of time knows the feeling. A TED talk, blog post or quote shared by a colleague reignites your passion for teaching; a child’s eyes light up as she discovers the answer to a question;...