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Mrs. Greenwood, the first African American teacher to receive tenure in DPS, in 1938, celebrates her 99th birthday with EOTO students who carry on her pioneering legacy with the children of Denver. Read Mrs. Greenwood's story of her empowering years of teaching in Every Child Can Learn.
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EOTO Teaches Vocabulary Power at Merrill Middle School There are exciting things going on after school at Merrill.
EOTO is Giving the Power of Words Volunteers who love words and having conversations with young people are needed for a 4-week summer program.
EOTO Teams with the LENA Foundation See how EOTO and the technological advances made by the LENA Foundation are two responses to the 30 million word gap. Read more on the case study, "Improving Public Education.".
Many children struggle to succeed in school. Meaningful Differences, the seminal work of researchers Betty Hart and Todd Risley, gives some understanding of an underlying cause for their struggle. The research described “The Early Catastrophe,” a 30 million-word gap by age 3! This huge language difference is between children who have a rich language environment at home and children who have more limited verbal interactions at home in their early years of language development.
Regrettably, this Gap portends which children will be successful readers and writers in third grade and those who might be low achievers. Students who are behind in 3rd grade rarely catch up as they continue their schooling, so the need for intervention before and during school years is urgent.
The Hart and Risley research also shows that in rich language environments children receive significant more encouraging talk that promotes their self-confidence, curiosity and motivation to learn. By contrast, children in limited language environments receive more discouragements than encouragements.
Each One Teach One invites you to commit to No More Gap. Thousands of people have the vocabulary, the conversational skills and the encouraging talk to prepare students to be confident, curious, motivated and successful students. Schools need our help. Please join our community service initiative.
Children can't wait for solutions that might take a generation to work. Today is theirs and ours . . . Providing equal access to opportunity is a formidable challenge. Leaders can make the personal and organizational commitments that mobilize others. The walls of our organizations were built up over many years. To change lives we need to move beyond the walls and reach out to the community today. Later will be too late for a generation of kids . . . To make a difference we need a community-by-community mobilization of focus, will, energy, and commitment.”
– Frances Hesselbein, Former CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA (Hesselbein on Leadership, pgs 128-29)