STARR SACKSTEIN, AUTHOR

EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING

ARE YOU LOOKING TO EMPOWER STUDENTS AND STAFF,

BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START?

STARR SACKSTEIN

CHANGING THE WORLD ONE MIND AT A TIME

The world is changing and education must keep up. As the world becomes more connected and the skills of the classroom shift, we must grow with them. It's time to consider our current practices and make the necessary revisions for the benefit of our students and colleagues. What risks are you prepared to take? How can I help?

Collaborating and Leading with Purpose

CHANGING THE WORLD ONE MIND AT A TIME

Starr Sackstein (@MsSackstein) has been an educator since 2001 and recently left her role as the director of humanities in the West Hempstead Union Free School District to become a full-time consultant with the Core Collaborative. Starr received national board certification in 2012 and was recognized as an outstanding educator that year by Education Update. She is also a certified Masters journalism educator through the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and served as the New York State Director for JEA. Most recently, she was named an ASCD "Emerging Leader" class of 2016 and had the opportunity to give a TEDx Talk called "A Recovering Perfectionist's Journey to Give Up Grades."

 

She is the author of Teaching Mythology Exposed: Helping Teachers Create Visionary Classroom Perspective, Blogging for Educators, Teaching Students to Self-Assess: How Do I Help Students Grow as Learners?, The Power of Questioning: Opening Up the World of Student Inquiry, Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School, Peer Feedback in the Classroom: Empower Students to Provide Effective Peer Feedback and Going From Teacher to Leader Without Losing Your Mind. She blogs on Education Week Teacher at "Work in Progress" and has contributed to several other publications. Starr has traveled the world sharing ideas about assessment reform in Dubai and South Korea and is hoping to continue changing the system for kids everywhere.

"CHANGING THE WORLD ONE MIND AT A TIME"

EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING

I'm so excited to be partnering with The Core Collaborative where I will be able to offer personalized help for your school community regarding all things assessment, particularly thinking differently about the formative process. Let's work together for better learning for kids and teachers.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

I speak on a wide-range of topics that seek to inspire and promote change:

  • Transitioning into a new role 

  • Empowering student and teacher voice 

  • Alternative assessment for optimal student learning 

  • Teacher Leadership, leading from within the classroom 

  • A Recovering Perfectionist Gives up Grading 

  • Using Tech to enhance student learning

CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

Here are just a few of the workshops I can provide - There are more, contact me if you're interested.

  • Providing feedback for optimal growth (either to teachers or to students) 

  • Teaching students/teachers to self-assess and reflect 

  • Teaching students to provide excellent peer feedback

  • Hacking Assessment

  • All things Secondary ELA classrooms 

Testimonials

WHAT OUR RESPECTED COLLEAGUES SAY ABOUT OUR SERVICES

Speaking on #satchat radio with Brad Currie and Billy Krakower at the EdScape conference in NJ where Brad and I presented together about EdPerspectives, our monthly show.

 

“Starr Sackstein is a passionate and engaging presenter. She exemplifies all that is right with education. Starr’s message is clear: do what’s best for kids by making learning fun, interactive, and relevant. Over the past few years I have thoroughly enjoyed presenting with Starr at the Edscape Conference and conducting a monthly online talk show called EdPerspectives. Starr Sackstein is the real deal and knows what education is truly all about.”

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