Category "Our Program"

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    Literacy and The Poverty Gap

    When it comes to literacy and poverty, the facts are clear. A student who can’t read on grade level by 3rd grade is four times less likely to graduate high school than a child who does read proficiently by that time. Add poverty to the mix, and a student is 13 times less likely to […]

    August 28, 2018

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    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, […]

    July 24, 2018

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    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, […]

    December 11, 2017

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    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 […]

    September 6, 2017

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    How I Spent My Summer: An Essay by Dr. Dave

    Summertime. It hasn’t always been my favorite season if I’m being honest. I tend to overheat in the Arizona sun and I have to wear a wheel protector so I don’t melt on the asphalt. But the last few summers have been different. For the past three years, Valley of the Sun United Way has generously […]

    August 16, 2017

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    A Little Goes a Long Way: How RBBB Turned Malik Into a Mighty Reader

    The principal’s office can be a scary place for a third grader. Malik, a Little in the Read Better Be Better program, can attest to this. He’s had his share of visits to see Ms. Marze in the past, the principal at Sheely Farms Elementary School in the Tolleson Elementary District –- but recently something […]

    May 19, 2017

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    Up, Up, and Away! RBBB Program Launches in 4 New Schools

    Robots can’t exactly smile, but rest assured I am grinning from antenna to antenna right now. Why? Because I am incredibly excited to announce that Read Better Be Better has just launched in four new elementary schools: Solano, Longview, Encanto, and Clarendon. As you may already know, our goal is worldwide reading domination – which […]

    March 16, 2017

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    Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Hats Off to RBBB Graduates!

    It has been an especially exciting week. I had the pleasure of watching my Littles graduate from the Read Better Be Better program and to say I was one proud robot is barely scratching the surface. Graduating from our program is a serious achievement. It means that these tiny humans have dedicated their time, energy, […]

    December 9, 2016

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    Books & Bigs: Dr. Dave’s Motivational Mission

    When I designed the RBBB curriculum, I knew I wanted it to be special. Scratch that. I knew I wanted it to be extraordinary. Which is why I tossed around a few ideas at first on who would teach our curriculum to the Littles before my light-bulb moment struck. I could be the one to […]

    November 28, 2016

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    2016 RBBB Independent Evaluation

    Looking for a conversation starter for your social get-togethers this weekend? We have just the thing! Did you know? 2016 Independent Evaluation states that “#RBBB has notable effects on participants’ reading skills, significantly strong effects on their general perception as a reader and, most importantly, significant improvement in reading according to DIBELS, DAZE and AimsWeb […]

    June 17, 2016

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