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Troy Roddy
Works at St. Mark's Episcopal School
Attended Rhodes College
Lives in Sugar Land, Texas
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We began genius hour this year, but these tips will take us to a new level and improve our growth mindset work.
 
Students can see the power of failing forward with these new #growthmindset tips from @markwguay!
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Learning takes effort. In my latest Thrivapy Blog post, I describe what that effort is.
Learning (improvement, growth, get better, develop, or whatever term you choose to employ) is the result of making adjustments to process. It does not happen without effort. The effort I am talking about here is the effort it...
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I love articles like this one because they prompt me to rethink how to incorporate such skills into the student's learning experience. This is especially true for guiding students towards better focus, reflection, and growth mindsets. In addition, this article is perfect as a launching point for a deep discussion with the faculty about how to incorporate these into the flow of their classes.
Technology enables students with nearly infinite information. But kids need help in learning how to learn in order to be creative and knowledgable.
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Learning Lifestyle Challenges 1 and 2 are available (along with a few other resources) by going to my slideshare page.
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Learning Lifestyle Challenges 1 and 2 can be found in my latest (and long overdue!)Thrivapy Blog post.

Enjoy!
I apologize for taking such a long break from updating The Thrivapy Blog. Over the past several weeks, I have been thinking more about how to create more knowledge using my YouTube Channel, website, and through the Learning L...
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Learning Lifestyle Challenge 2 is ready!
Set Purposefully Aligned Goals is the second in a series of Learning Lifestyle Challenges. This challenge introduces you to the 4 characteristics of learning lifestyle goals and then guides you through a 4-step process to set those goals.
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Useful article, especially for those who are just beginning their mindset journey.
 
"Because your view of yourself can determine everything." 
Because your view of yourself can determine everything
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If you have about 10 minutes to spare, check out this interesting take on mindfulness.
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Learning Lifestyle Challenge 3: Taking Action is in production. However, you can catch up and check out Challenges 1 and 2. Taking part is free - except for time. Good luck!
I apologize for taking such a long break from updating The Thrivapy Blog. Over the past several weeks, I have been thinking more about how to create more knowledge using my YouTube Channel, website, and through the Learning L...
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I had a great experience learning more about mindfulness and how to bring it more into my life and the lives of my students.
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More great stuff by +Brian Johnson - I particularly liked how points 1 (Reframing) and 5 (Confusion) apply. If you are not subscribed to +Brian Johnson on YouTube, I suggest you check it out and consider subscribing.
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Let's move towards self-directed learning and self-determined living.
Introduce students to the concept of executive functions, put it to work, referring frequently to these learning tools in positive, productive classroom interactions.
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Independent School Administrator, Creator and Founder of THRIVAPY
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educational leadership, student advising, student success, blogging, writing, self-publishing, teaching, coaching, strategic thinking, problem solving
Employment
  • St. Mark's Episcopal School
    Head of Middle School, present
    Head of Middle School (grades 5-8) at St. Mark's Episcopal School in Houston, Texas.
  • THRIVAPY
    Creator and Founder, present
    THRIVAPY (www.thrivapy.com) is a service that supports student, parent, teacher, and school satisfaction and success. THRIVAPY is based on 7 principles: 1. Foundations (mission, vision, beliefs, philosophy 2. Goal setting 3. Taking action 4. Building habits 5. Growth mindsets 6. Taking ownership 7. Building relationships
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Sugar Land, Texas
Previously
New Orleans, LA - River Ridge, LA - Carencro, LA - Memphis, TN - Warrenton, VA
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Independent School Administrator, Knowledge Creator, Living the Learning Lifestyle
Introduction
I am the author of The Golden Apple Manifesto,  Foundations: Examining Vision, Beliefs, Mission, and Philosophy and Paying Attention: Thoughts on Communication in Schools.  In addition, I write frequently on my blogs, The Thrivapy Blog and  The Art of Education.

Upon graduating in 1993 from Rhodes College (Memphis, TN) with a B.A. in Business Administration, I began my career in education. Since then, I have taught a variety of subjects ranging from Middle and Upper School History to Lower School Physical Education. In addition to teaching, I served in a number of administrative positions, including: Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, Head of Middle School, and Head of School. I have a M.Ed. in Sports Management, a M.Ed. in Educational Administration, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership (University of New Orleans). My primary area of focus and research has been private/independent school leadership.

I have been honored twice by former students for inclusion in Who's Who Among America's Teachers and was an award winning baseball coach. When not teaching, writing, or performing my administrative duties, I enjoy exercising, spending time with my family, and reading.

I am the founder of THRIVAPY, a student advising and consulting service, and the American Society of Independent School Educators.

I currently serve as Head of the Middle School at
St. Mark's Episcopal School in Houston, Texas.
Education
  • Rhodes College
    BA - Business Administration
  • University of New Orleans
    M.Ed. - Human Performance and Health Promotion
  • University of New Orleans
    M.Ed. - Educational Administration
  • University of New Orleans
    Ph.D. - Educational Leadership
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Troy P. Roddy, Ph.D., Dr. Troy Roddy