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Dr. Dave writes:

SUCCESS! RBBB Littles & Bigs Made Excellent Progress in Fall 2018-19

Nothing makes a robot happier than raw data — and can you blame us? Converting quantitative and qualitative data into valuable (and actionable!) insights is the definition of “fun” in our book. But since not everyone defines fun the same way, I’m the one tasked with compiling Read Better Be Better’s reports and I couldn’t […]

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Meet the Parents: Talking Literacy and Learning With Avondale Parents

Literacy changes lives — and I’m happy to say I’ve witnessed this firsthand. But organizations like Read Better Be Better cannot affect this change alone.  In order for change to be sustainable, it needs to come from the communities themselves. That’s why I was thrilled when Read Better Be Better was recently asked to participate in […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

Achieving Excellence With a Growth Mindset in the Classroom (and Out)

There’s always more to learn. These five simple words carry an entire philosophy of thought within them. When I was a young ‘bot, I went through a phase where I thought I knew it all. In my defense, I figured I’d been programmed to maximum capacity and was already as smart as they come. Thankfully, […]

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Sweet Success: RBBB Wins $25k Grant in Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Contest

Humans go wild for ice cream. As a robot, that’s not something I can understand. What I can understand, however, is how special it is when a community comes together for a greater good. And that’s what happened recently when Read Better Be Better was nominated as a semi-finalist in the Blue Bunny Helmet of […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

The More You Grow: RBBB’s Excellent Plan for Program Growth

Once upon a time, there was only one “employee” at Read Better Be Better — founder and CEO, Sophie Etchart. Of course, there was also me, but I’m RBBB’s official mascot. (Not to mention their dashing digital spokesman.) But when your mission is to solve Arizona’s literacy crisis, stagnancy is simply not an option. This […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

Marching Toward Progress: RBBB Stands With Educators at Arizona Capitol

April 26, 2018 is a historic day. In response to the first teacher walkout in Arizona history, more than 1,000 Arizona public schools (in nearly 110 school districts and charter schools) have closed. But the fight has just begun. As thousands of educators, parents, children, and supporters march to Arizona’s Capitol today, you’ll find our team among them. Read […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

We’ve Got Unbelievable News! RBBB Received $41k in Unsolicited Funding

It’s a good thing robots never run out of energy (all we need to recharge is the nearest outlet) because 2018 has been non-stop so far! In fact, I’ve been so busy the last few months that I haven’t even had time to talk about the extraordinary event that happened at the end of 2017. […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

A Robot on a Roll: Dr. Dave’s Interview With Littles & Bigs

2017 has truly been a whirlwind of excitement, from Kelsey winning 20k in grants (in 6 minutes!) to getting our own office for the very first time. But I’m happy to announce things haven’t calmed down just yet. We recently partnered with Washington Elementary District, and launched in six of their schools this year. Yes, […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

It’s Official! RBBB Gets a New Home

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” — James Cash Penney. This quote has always resonated with me, but I find it especially moving when I think about the progress we’ve made recently at Read Better Be Better. We. Got. An. Office.  And while I’ve been doing wheelies […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

Local Arizona Authors Bring a Book Tour and Big Fun to RBBB

Authors have a special place in my capacitor. After all, they’re the ones who turn reading into a beloved activity for children — and nothing’s more important in my book. The imagination, dedication, and ability it takes to weave words into stories is an art form I’ve admired ever since I was a young bot. This […]

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