Quality is certainly on the forefront of afterschool/youth development programs across the country. You can be an important coach to support your staff in growing their capacity towards recognizing and incorporating youth program quality.
With the World Series underway, Brad Meltzer's book I am Jackie Robinson is more relevant than ever. Champions @ Dugan Elementary site director Anne Leonardi gave this book a test run in her afterschool program. Read her review, below.
"The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders, and continually develops them." —John Maxwell
One of the highlights of NAA's inaugural International Learning Exchange was an afternoon at the London Science Museum with Dr. Kenny Webster, head of the museum's Learning Operations.
Transitions can be hard on a child. With these helpful tips, you can make it easier on your students to easily switch between activities. For all situations, make sure to in a positive manner tell children ahead of time where they are going, what they are going to do, and what behavior is expected of them.