Thank You, Libraries!

I recently stepped into the local library for the first time in several years.  It had been so long that I needed a new library card, because mine had been purged out of the system. Although it’s embarrassing to admit it had been so long, it felt good to be surrounded again by so much potential knowledge. As I listened to the librarian explain the current services and materials, I looked around.  While there weren’t as many books as I was used to seeing in a library,... Read More
at Friday, May 4, 2018

A Funding Alternative for School Cafeterias, Libraries or Makerspace Renovations and Remodeling

 A challenge for all of us is funding the necessary improvements required for our high use and critical school areas, specifically our cafeterias, libraries and maker spaces. The lack of funding often prevents our kids from access to technology and a space that is conducive to the hands on collaborative learning environments. Worse yet, is the low participation rates in cafeterias because the environment is cold and sterile, not a place you want to be in. So how do we effect and drive a... Read More
at Tuesday, November 28, 2017

How can you increase school cafeteria participation in school lunch programs?

To understand how to increase the participation, we have to understand why many students do not want to be there.  Many Middle School, Junior High Schools and High Schools have very low cafeteria participation rates in our school lunch programs.  Some as low as 30% of the student population, with quite a few as low as 40%. Even at closed campuses. So why is it that there is a reluctance amongst our students to participate and gather in the lunch room?  The reasons vary a little... Read More
at Tuesday, October 10, 2017