One of my earliest memories is of my maternal grandmother. She would write in her notepad, and I would weave in and out of completing logic puzzles and running around the yard. At the time I thought of the activity as a game -- “answer these questions about shapes and order, then go run around the flowers” -- in which each activity was a reward for the other. I did not realize at the time that… Read more »
Any hard-working entrepreneur will agree that the road to success is paved by failure. But for many students, one success after another paves a way as far away from failure as possible. This Atlantic piece, written by a mother who is also a teacher, dives into a common trap where children value achievement more than learning. They have “sacrificed (their) natural curiosity and love of learning at… Read more »
At Self Development Academy, we talk a lot about our students cultivating a love for knowledge and becoming lifelong learners. As parents, that’s a noble cause we can all get behind, but our paths to get to this parental objective are varied and diverse. Were you educated in a public, private, or charter school? Beyond the institutions of education, do you enjoy learning about subjects that are new… Read more »
For many fortunate adults, childhood books have been threaded into the fiber of their earliest memories. As young children, a love for books develops before they can read or even recognize a letter. Beautiful illustrations, harrowing tales, silly characters, and gallant heroes should make their first appearances long before little eyes and ears can fully comprehend. The benefits of reading to infants… Read more »
Do you get it? How to be a good reader Becoming a good reader is more than mastering the big words. Whether your student is just starting to recognize letters or has been burying her nose in a book for years, we have an opportunity to develop strong readers in our students and in ourselves, and that might look differently than you expect. In short, being a good reader is being functionally literate,… Read more »
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Notice of Public Meetings Pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02, Self Development Academy [Mesa] shall physically post notice of its governing board meetings, committee meetings, and subcommittee meetings on the bulletin board of the front office in its education building located at 1721 N. Greenfield Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205. Self Development Academy - Phoenix shall physically post notice of its governing board meetings, committee meetings, and subcommittee meetings on the bulletin board of the front office in its education building located at 1721 N, Greenfield Road, Mesa, AZ. Both Self Development Academy [Mesa] and Self Development Academy – Phoenix shall additionally post notice on this website. Both locations are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Such notices shall indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and include an agenda or information on how the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.
Self Development Academy-Mesa will hold a board meeting on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 3:00pm.
Pursuant to A.R.S. §15-183.C.5 valid fingerprint clearance card and resumes of current employees who provide instruction to pupils, and the notification to parents, in accordance with A.R.S. §15-183.F, will be available for view in the front office.