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By Dr. Tara Laughlin; Director of Curriculum & Training, PAIRIN This is Part 3 in our three-part blog series illustrating PAIRIN’s alignment with the Ten Principles for Building a High-Quality System of Assessments. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 here! As recent signatories of the Ten Principles for Building a High-Quality System of Assessments,...
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By Susan Simpson; Director of Coach Training, PAIRIN This is Part 2 in our three-part blog series illustrating PAIRIN’s alignment with the Ten Principles for Building a High-Quality System of Assessments. Check out Part 1 and Part 3 here! As recent signatories of the Ten Principles for Building a High-Quality System of Assessments, we are...
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By Dr. Tara Laughlin; Director of Curriculum & Training, PAIRIN This is Part 1 in our three-part blog series illustrating PAIRIN’s alignment with the Ten Principles for Building a High-Quality System of Assessments. Check out Part 2 and Part 3 here! To show our support and commitment to advancing equity in college and career readiness...
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By Susan Simpson Does your life have zero stress? Didn’t think so. The world is loaded with pressure, pain, trouble and strain. We all feel it—at different rates, for different reasons and with different outcomes. Yet some people are better at responding to life’s trials than others. How do some people cope with adversity in...
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PAIRIN’S ONLINE CURRICULUM 2.0: BOTH CLASSIC AND CUTTING EDGE By Dr. Tara Laughlin, PAIRIN Curriculum Director  Like a fine wine, The Great Gatsby, and a barbecue on the fourth of July, some things never go out of style. And yet, as great as classics can be, there’s also something exciting about innovation and change. Such...
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  By Tara Laughlin, Ed.D., Director of Curriculum at PAIRIN The world is full of problems.  Not to be a downer, but I’m setting the stage here.  On a personal, professional, local, national, and international level, it can sometimes feel like everywhere you turn, there’s a new problem waiting to be solved.  Given this sheer...
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By Dr. Ron Young Crucial skills of the most effective teachers today are very different from those of twenty years ago. Long gone are the days of one room school houses with a handful of students where reading, writing and arithmetic were enough. It takes more than expertise in one academic field to be an...
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By Susan Simpson It won’t matter how many times you say you’re sorry, failure of Self-Restraint can produce lasting consequences. Years ago, my dad sent me an unforgettable story about nails in a fence: “There once was a boy with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that...
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By Susan Simpson   How would you feel if someone were to start verbally bashing your dearest friend: “It’s your fault, you idiot!” “You’re no good and you never will be.” “I knew you couldn’t do it.” “Who do you think you ARE anyway?” You definitely wouldn’t stand for this, would you? No. And your...
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By Dr. Ron Young, Ph.D. After graduating with a doctorate in psychology, I started to build a private practice. As my caseload grew, I had to recruit other psychologists to support a growing client base.   After much searching, I landed a psychologist from Yale. Recruiting a psychologist from an ivy league school was a...
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