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  • means that over time all states will theoreticall y have the same level or rigor so if a student moves to a new city county or state the level of education elsewhere will be simillar On the other hand many people think that this is easier said than done That the execution is not only difficult but perhaps impossible Not only will the standard be a tough adjustment for students but also for the teachers initially It is not the way many teachers are used to teaching and now they are being asked to change their style and content and get evaluated on it Likewise it s also not the level of learning students have been asked to do for the past three decades Moreover there is not a good plan in place for students with special needs and the standards don t do much to account for different starting points of students On the other hand some people remained optimistic understanding these challenges are similar to those that come with running any school and making change in the education space They realize that there is a lot of work to be done and increasing standards of learning is one step we need to get there among others We talked about all of these hard topics and more in our session last night with Melinda and Melissa Thanks to programs like Revive the Dream and Education Matters we hope to continue to help spread ideas about the issues equip up and coming leaders to solve these education issues over time Thanks to Melinda and Melissa for coming to speak to our Fellows Below is a photo of Melissa Zaikos speaking to the group about her time at CPS and her role as CEO at Intrinsic Schools Below is a photo

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  • that Teacher X happens to be one of my favorites and a Yogi 1oo participant At first thought I almost became a little defensive forgetting that patience has been one important lesson I ve continued to learn my practice But since starting it s become more obvious than ever that a regular practice is critical Every time I get on my mat the results of how I treated my body the previous day are right there for me to witness I get immediate feedback on how hard I practiced last week how much food I ate the night before and how present I am at the onset of class The more I practice these things the easier the asanas are the stronger I get the more I start to see change right in front of me and the less surprised I am when I flow into poses that once seemed impossible Just yesterday I floated into two new awesome handstand poses and forearm stands have never been easier In short the repetition and commitment to the practice makes you feel better become stronger and shine brighter Shun the non believers Saturday February 22nd 2014 Leadership Yoga No Comments Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel free to send along questions or comments as you read EducationMatters Share your education story Thank you Chicago for the nomination Apply to Join MLT Apply to Join NLC Learn about the JD MBA program Please Vote Recent Posts Please vote A month in at Winston Strawn 365 Days of Yoga What I learned And why I kept going Exactly one year ago Seth Godin And working on a project that mattered

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  • Practice everyday. Shun the non-believers - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    1oo participant At first thought I almost became a little defensive forgetting that patience has been one important lesson I ve continued to learn my practice But since starting it s become more obvious than ever that a regular practice is critical Every time I get on my mat the results of how I treated my body the previous day are right there for me to witness I get immediate feedback on how hard I practiced last week how much food I ate the night before and how present I am at the onset of class The more I practice these things the easier the asanas are the stronger I get the more I start to see change right in front of me and the less surprised I am when I flow into poses that once seemed impossible Just yesterday I floated into two new awesome handstand poses and forearm stands have never been easier In short the repetition and commitment to the practice makes you feel better become stronger and shine brighter Shun the non believers Saturday February 22nd 2014 Leadership Yoga No comments yet Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel free to send along questions or comments as you read EducationMatters Share your education story Thank you Chicago for the nomination Apply to Join MLT Apply to Join NLC Learn about the JD MBA program Please Vote Recent Posts Please vote A month in at Winston Strawn 365 Days of Yoga What I learned And why I kept going Exactly one year ago Seth Godin

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  • Revive the Dream: Session 5 with Melinda Spooner and Melissa Zaikos - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    or rigor so if a student moves to a new city county or state the level of education elsewhere will be simillar On the other hand many people think that this is easier said than done That the execution is not only difficult but perhaps impossible Not only will the standard be a tough adjustment for students but also for the teachers initially It is not the way many teachers are used to teaching and now they are being asked to change their style and content and get evaluated on it Likewise it s also not the level of learning students have been asked to do for the past three decades Moreover there is not a good plan in place for students with special needs and the standards don t do much to account for different starting points of students On the other hand some people remained optimistic understanding these challenges are similar to those that come with running any school and making change in the education space They realize that there is a lot of work to be done and increasing standards of learning is one step we need to get there among others We talked about all of these hard topics and more in our session last night with Melinda and Melissa Thanks to programs like Revive the Dream and Education Matters we hope to continue to help spread ideas about the issues equip up and coming leaders to solve these education issues over time Thanks to Melinda and Melissa for coming to speak to our Fellows Below is a photo of Melissa Zaikos speaking to the group about her time at CPS and her role as CEO at Intrinsic Schools Below is a photo Melinda Spooner speaking to the group about her role as Executive Director of

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  • Archive Events | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    I ll be working with my friend Meg as an organizer for Revive the Dream fellows program RTD s mission is to revive the American dream for underserved children We do that by recruiting emerging social leaders and giving them access to a curriculum to leaders and to organizations that can develop them into reformers not just in Chicago but across the U S when they are done In short we ll be bringing together a group of fellows in 2013 bringing in education leaders in Chicago to speak at our sessions and then helping people get connected to special projects with education nonprofits after the sessions are over Interested in being a fellow We are currently recruiting for our 3rd cohort Join us You can also email with questions or to hear about our next happy hour in early September There s never been a more pivotal time to develop leaders in the education space Please help us spread the message Tags education Tuesday August 13th 2013 Education Events No Comments Happy July 4th Everyone Hello Everyone I realize many of my readers do not live here in the United States but to all those who recognize the day I wanted to wish everyone a happy July 4 weekend For those who are unfamiliar with the details of July 4 I recommend spending 5 minutes Wikipedia to learn more about why Independence Day is a very important day in American history Otherwise this photo pretty much sums up how a lot of people celebrate in the midwest If you were outside you could probably see but small fireworks going up all over the city you live in Tags American Dream Thursday July 4th 2013 Events No Comments 2013 Princeton Prize Race Relations Event and my Keynote Remarks There is perhaps no greater challenge facing our country than the pursuit of equality From gender to socio economic background to color to race the challenges we face not only exist today but have existed for hundreds of years Princeton and its alumni recognize that the issue of race relations continues to be urgent and recently started the Princeton Prize Race Relations to tackle the challenge of race The event in Chicago was organized by friend and colleague Marquis Parker The mission of the Princeton Prize is To promote harmony understanding and respect among people of different races by identifying and recognizing high school age students whose efforts have had a significant positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities The Princeton Prize in Race Relations consists of regionally awarded 1 000 cash awards as well as an annual symposium on race The event took place yesterday and I was fortunate to be invited Not only did I meet the high school award winners support the Princeton community in Chicago and talk about Education Matters but I also gave the keynote address which was on Race Relations as I see it today We the people in order to form a

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  • Yoga 100 Challenge: 1 Week Down - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    her Christine s Home Space Away from Home Darrah practicing with a few friends Andrea excited to get started on Day 1 Michelle practicing at DFW Very nice Leigh Hector and Vivian having some acro fun on Day 7 Carla practicing on Day 1 We found you Maggie defying gravity Kim doing yoga or flying Mariel showing us what is possible on day 101 Well maybe for you More to come later Original post here on our YOGA 100 BLOG Monday February 10th 2014 Yoga No comments yet Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel free to send along questions or comments as you read EducationMatters Share your education story Thank you Chicago for the nomination Apply to Join MLT Apply to Join NLC Learn about the JD MBA program Please Vote Recent Posts Please vote A month in at Winston Strawn 365 Days of Yoga What I learned And why I kept going Exactly one year ago

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  • The power of once a day. Drip by drip. - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    2013 Within a week of starting I knew I wouldn t be giving it up anytime soon and committed to it The first 75 days were really hard I scrambled to the studio most days barely made it into class and still forgot my towel half the time But by day 76 everything was exactly the opposite It was a lot harder to not go to class To miss how good I felt To mess up my routine And after taking just a single day off I went 50 more days in a row leading up to this challenge All because I committed up front In the end I learned that you don t all of a sudden get new habits you build them One day at a time One asana at a time One drip of sweat at a time The yoga isn t the hard part especially for the amazing Yogi s participating here it s the commitment Making time Going once a day Drip drip drip Thursday February 6th 2014 Yoga 1 Comment to The power of once a day Drip by drip 365 Days of Yoga What I learned And why I kept going JEREMYCWILSON COM JEREMYCWILSON COM August 27 2014 Power of Everyday I ve been doing a lot of research about the power of once a day If you commit to doing something simple once each day at the end of the year you ve turned Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel free to send along questions or comments as you

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  • Generosity matters more than ever - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    your job your industry or your school Taking time to ask questions rather than talk about yourself To not just listen but hear their story and show empathy Taking time to help someone open a door or let someone pass you in line when they are in a hurry It turns out that when you do these things naturally not for a reward people will gravitate to you And they ll do it quickly In today s internet driven world this is even easier since we are more connected to people but as a result more disconnected than ever Giving someone the gift of your time and attention will help you stand out help create a real connection make people feel more human and give you the potential to make more change than ever So why not give it a try Invite someone to an event you re hosting as a special guest Share information on a new project you re working on that might delight them Create a community of people in your town to come together and find change Listen to more people s stories Hold the door open for someone It doesn t always matter what you do but sometimes the smallest things sometimes make the biggest difference So start small Today is a perfect day for small acts of generosity Just a thought Tuesday February 4th 2014 Leadership No comments yet Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel free to send along questions or comments as you read EducationMatters Share your education story Thank

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