Educators Tout TEL.A.VISION in Today’s StarTribune

“It has had a profound effect on how they [students] treat each other in the hallway,” said Lake Elmo Elementary School principal Andy Fields during an interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune this week. Fields’ positive feedback is communicated throughout the TEL.A.VISION feature story in today’s Metro section. Additionally, Minneapolis Public Schools counselor Shelly Landry…

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TEL.A.VISION Brings Teachers & Students Together

“Teaching is about building relationships with your students,” says Jim Amaral, Global Concepts teacher at Oak-Land Junior High, who has brought TEL.A.VISION to 700 seventh graders during the past year.  Jim will tell you that one of the greatest gifts of TEL.A.VISION is not only witnessing students learn more about themselves, but that the process…

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Vision and Neuroplasticity

Facing a six hour adventure to get home to Minnesota from New York last year, I stopped in the LaGuardia airport bookstore to see if something caught my fancy and would be an immersive read. The book I chose was Norman Doidge’s The Brain That Changes Itself, and I can’t think of any recent book…

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Parents React to TEL.A.VISION

Amidst the excitement of creating their TEL.A.VISION videos, there is also an anticipation to see the work and vision of other students. As part of the program students are required to share their video with their teacher to ensure completion. We suggest that teachers set aside some time for students to share their videos with…

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Does TEL.A.VISION make a difference?

A fifth-grade teacher looks at TEL.A.VISION and sees a fantastic tool that kids will enjoy using, but will ask themselves, “will this tool make a difference?”  A teacher is looking for tools and methods that will improve performance outcomes, accelerate academic achievement and instill student success.  These are some of the key factors that school…

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An Inattentive Boy Pays Attention

At left is Joey, a boy who is in my son’s class. His teacher says it is hard to get him to do anything. Joey is a very active boy, which I know first-hand because I coached him in baseball. While he had more energy than anyone, paying attention and listening was always an issue.…

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