Getting S.M.A.R.T. at My School
I'm a Parent. How Do I Get S.M.A.R.T. at My Child’s School?
There has been an explosion of brain research and how brain function relates to how a child performs in the classroom. S.M.A.R.T. is one of the few programs that actually shows teachers how to take that brain research and apply it in their classrooms. When first approaching your child’s teacher, invite them to watch our video that shows a sample of S.M.A.R.T. Activities in action and specifies the foundational readiness skills the activities address. Then you can refer them to the studies we’ve completed in partnership with actual S.M.A.R.T. schools. Refer them to this website for more information about attending workshops, hosting workshops, or purchasing our S.M.A.R.T. and S.M.A.R.T. Pre-K curriculum guides. We are also happy to work with schools or groups of schools and provide them with information to help access regional funding for workshop related expenses.
Access our list of List of S.M.A.R.T. Schools that Welcome Visitors to see if there is a S.M.A.R.T. school in your area that you could visit.
I’m a Teacher. How Do I Get S.M.A.R.T. at My School?
The best way to start S.M.A.R.T. at your school is to send a team of two or more teachers to a S.M.A.R.T. or S.M.A.R.T. Pre-K Workshop. Experience has taught us that S.M.A.R.T. succeeds when one or more teachers take ownership of the program and act as S.M.A.R.T. Leaders in the school. If you’d like S.M.A.R.T. to be implemented on a larger scale, consider talking with your administrator about the possibility of hosting a S.M.A.R.T. Workshop for the district or entire school staff. If your school is outside of the Twin Cities Metro Area, this option is often cheaper than sending an entire staff to a workshop in Minneapolis and ensures a staff-wide understanding of the program and its benefits.
Access our List of S.M.A.R.T. Schools That Welcome Visitors to see if there is a S.M.A.R.T. school in your area that you could visit.
After attending a workshop, on-site S.M.A.R.T. Mentoring and S.M.A.R.T. Virtual Mentoring are available through the Minnesota Learning Resource Center. Contact us for details!
Is a School in My Area Doing S.M.A.R.T.?
If you'd like to visit a S.M.A.R.T. school in your area and see the program in action, access our List of S.M.A.R.T. Schools That Welcome Visitors.
For more information, please contact us at (612)706-5549 or firstname.lastname@example.org.