In 2016 Mayerson Academy published more than 80 blog posts covering events, news, new product launches, life events and partnerships. We began highlighting character strengths – a new one each month – beginning in September with Bravery. We launched an online Orton-Gillingham course. We saw our Thriving Learning Communities with Happify program profiled in Education Week. We published 7 case studies about our work on the ground bringing positive character strengths to education. And we dug deeply to uncover tools and strategies to help students #ChooseKindness amidst chaos. Following are our most widely read and shared posts for the year:
Use all 24, Share, Make the World a Better Place. Jillian Darwish explores how experiencing a life altering disruption presents an opportunity to uncover and deploy all 24 character strengths – not just those that each of us would consider our signature strengths – to forge a new path to something new and positive.
Diagnosing Adaptive vs. Technical Leadership Challenges. In this insightful post Joe Moorman writes about making a mistake that confounds many leaders by approaching an adaptive challenge with technical solutions.
Crawl Out of the Cave and be Brave. Lisa Scheerer writes about the instinctive desire to withdraw from pain or fear and how using the character strength of Bravery helped her lean into the wind.
How to Bring the David Bowie Experience to the Classroom. Jillian Darwish suggests that educators look to David Bowie for inspiration: be curious, try new things and take risks, collaborate and be generous and don’t give up.
Strengths with a Twist. Karen Graves writes about her experience with Be Like Brit Foundation and the resiliency of the island nation.
Flip Your Switch to the Positive. Lynn Ochs writes about how school principals and superintendents can flip the switch and let positive energy, and results, flood hallways and classrooms.
Orton-Gillingham: The Power Tool of Reading Instruction. In this post guest blogger Elise Ballinger reveals how Orton-Gillingham training helped her become a more effective reading specialist.
Grateful and Pushing for Change. Carly Rospert writes about the benefits of living in a world of “rainbows and unicorns” in this post-election post.
Professional Learning – a Gift that Keeps on Giving. Beth D’Amico shares a round up of professional learning activity from Mayerson Academy.
Accredited Online Orton-Gillingham Training Generates Interest at DyslexiaCon. Sonia Milrod shares the excitement surrounding a new online program.