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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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New trailer for my YouTube Channel. Current and aspiring knowledge creators who live a learning lifestyle, check it out and please consider subscribing. 
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NIce piece by +Larry Ferlazzo - looks like I need to add one more book to my spring reading!

Thanks, +Larry Ferlazzo! Keep up the great work.
Consider using autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance as practical classroom strategies to reinforce the intrinsic motivation students need for making the most of their learning.
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The Student's Role In School: http://youtu.be/-pRvR7r2FZg
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#8 is often the one that I see teachers struggle with the most.
 
Have you been blown away recently by the level of student performance in your class? If not, opinion blogger Starr Sackstein offers some tips to ensure excellent opportunities for student learning.
Have you been blown away recently by the level of student performance in your class? If not, read on for some tips to ensure excellent opportunities for student learning.
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What makes you happy, how do you share it with others, how much of it is part of your personal mission?
Your happiness is part of something bigger. Celebrate the International Day of Happiness by creating more positive connections with others
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When promoting resilience, I advise being "hands near" as opposed to "hands on."
 
"It's hard to watch children struggle without jumping in to solve the problem. But when we can avoid making that jump, we help them thrive." - #ISMag @AnnKlotz
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Nice piece about the need to establish strong connections with students. What is left out is some guidance on the characteristics upon which those relationships can grow. I suggest remembering FRITR (Friendly, Responsive, Interactive, Trustworthy, and Reliable).
When teachers make a point of connecting with students as individuals, those students will feel valued, be willing to take risks, and ultimately thrive.
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Children will learn from our example. This is a good piece on growth mindset parenting, though I wish it went a little deeper. http://gettingsmart.com/2015/03/growth-mindset-parenting/ 
By Eduardo Briceño - CEO and co-founder of Mindset Works, Eduardo writes about Growth Mindset Parenting: how to help children foster a growth mindset.
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A few good tips for establishing relationships and building connections with parents.
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What is your mantra? Mine is, "Create knowledge."
 
Learn why and how to make a mantra. These are my tips for success!

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Very good video summary of Mindset by Carol Dweck by +Brian Johnson 
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Independent School Administrator, Creator and Founder of THRIVAPY
Skills
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