Be Successful with Dropout Interventions with Franklin Schargel

Early one morning, a mother went in to wake up her son. “Wake up, son. It’s time to go to school!”
“But why, Mom? I don’t want to go.”
“Give me two reasons why you don’t want to go.”
“Well, the kids hate me for one, and the teachers hate me, too!”
“Oh, that’s no reason not to go to school. Come on now and get ready.”
“Give me two reasons why I should go to school.”
“Well, for one, you’re 52-years-old. And for another, you’re the Principal!”
~ Teacher Planet

Dropout Prevention Resources from Franklin Schargel:

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Transitioning Students from At-Risk to At-Promise – What Educators Need to Know to Be Successful with Dropout Interventions

Facilitated by Franklin Schargel

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)


The Dropout Crisis is a result of education policy failing to recognize the simple truth that students who  dropout don’t fit the model of students who are successful in traditional school.  Education policies that fail to provide alternative curriculum delivery, alternative pedagogies, and alternative assessments continue to adhere to Einstein’s admonition that the definition of crazy is continuing to do the same thing and expect different results.  Join one of RAPSA’s best received presenters, Franklin Schargel, as we discuss what educators and policy makers need to know to be successful with dropout interventions.

Franklin Schargel is the author of ten well-received books focused on successful strategies for dropout prevention and dropout recovery as well as many articles published in the leading educational journals and business magazines.

Franklin’s success in dramatically enhancing the learning process in his school, expanding parental involvement, increasing post-secondary school attendance and significantly lowering the students’ dropout rate, has been documented in multiple books, newspaper and magazine articles and internationally released videos. The strategies developed by the National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University in association with Mr. Schargel have been recognized by the United States Department of Education as “the most effective strategies to help solve our school dropout problem.”

Join Franklin and your colleagues from around the country in this RAPSA Collabinar to explore details of strategies critical to the success of dropout intervention:
·         How  alternative education programs can meet the needs of former dropouts
·         What curriculum delivery modifications serve the most at risk students
·         Why alternative schools need alternative assessments
WHAT ARE RAPSA Collabinars?

RAPSA Collabinars are a unique way to share ideas and practices. The conversations will be moderated by the presenter and will be a chance to learn more about the concepts and ideas and to share them with your colleagues around the country.

Participate in these conversations as a team or individually.   Either way—you’re sure to leave the session with ideas that help spark your teaching and learning.

When the Collabinar is over and you still want to share ideas and practices, join us in the RAPSA Ning where the conversations will continue.

The best part?  All of these discussions are FREE!!  RAPSA provides these resources and more for your work with at-promise youth.