Motivational Book

  • “Who Moved My Standards?”

    We kicked off the 2015-2016 school year by crafting a professional development teacher workshop based on a read aloud of Mr. Toth’s parable in the book, “Who Moved My Standards?” After the reading, we engaged in a school community discussion on the implications the parable has for the teaching and learning process at IS 59. The touching parable is meant to inspire educators to tackle rigorous new standards with renewed confidence and enthusiasm.

    During grade level assemblies, our scholars participated in a text-based discussion based on a read aloud of the parable. Through the discussion the scholars were able to identify their role and responsibility in not only their learning process but also the learning process of their peers.