Why Branding is Important

Why Branding is Important

Sometimes our intentions are good, but they miss the big picture. Last year on May 4th, also known as “Star Wars Day,” the brand Cinnabon tweeted an image of Princess Leia with a bun in her hair with a clever caption. It garnered a lot of positive attention for its playfulness and humor. The same […]

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Building diversity into your hiring process

Building diversity into your hiring process

I once worked with a manager who would only interview candidates who graduated from his prestigious alma-mater. He ended up with a team of brilliant, but similar-minded clones, who knew all the same processes and techniques, having studied under the same professors. This led to an increase in immediate productivity as everyone knew how to […]

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Call for Nominations: Best Bilingual Coordinators

Call for Nominations: Best Bilingual Coordinators

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin A few weeks ago, Genius Plaza opened nominations recognizing the contributions of bilingual teachers.  We received thousands of entries, and were very excited to announced the winners at NABE 2017 in Dallas, Texas. In continuing our commitment to […]

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The contributions of bilingual educators at NABE

The contributions of bilingual educators at NABE

“I am a kindergarten bilingual educator.  Spanish being my first language, I think it is very important that students get that equal opportunity to learn both languages.” – Amparo Garza, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD “Being a bilingual teacher, for me, is about building bridges between two cultures.” – Sergio Ramos, Austin ISD This week, we once again […]

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Why We Recognize Bilingual Educators

A recent tweet from @DavidGeurin about the five habits of effective teachers speaks to why we do what we do at @GeniusPlaza – because we have the privilege of working with teachers that bring these five habits to life each and every day:   That is why we want to celebrate the educators, administrators, and […]

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Celebrating Mother Language Day

Celebrating Mother Language Day

Today the world observes Mother Language Day  This year’s celebration is devoted to education. At Genius Plaza we celebrate diversity in languages, background and experiences and join today’s celebration for Mother Language Day. We will continue to focus on our mission of igniting the genius in every child with culturally relevant, personalized learning. Watch our […]

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