Helping Students Rise and Shine
A high-poverty, previously low-performing elementary school in Maine shifted its from looking mainly at achievement and test scores to focusing on ways to create motivated, confident, engaged students. They created Rise and Shine, through which all 3rd–5th graders start each day with a fun, challenging activity chosen from a big menu—from kickball to poetry to maker spaces.
Ross, F., Gendron, M., Nogar, D, and Queen, M. (2018). Helping students rise and shine. Educational Leadership, 75(6), 81-84.