The education consulting partnership, Logos Instructional Solutions, was founded by Dr. Robert A. Pauker and David W. Griffith.
For over thirty years, Dr. Pauker has been an educational consultant to scores of public school districts. He is the founder of the Structured Writing & Thinking Program. He has designed multiple critical thinking strategies that have been implemented in hundreds of classrooms across all academic disciplines. Each of these thinking strategies is designed to enhance Common Core skills, as well as student comprehension, organization, and communication. Dr. Pauker works with administrators and teachers to match specific critical thinking strategies to the individual needs in the classroom.
Over the past sixteen years, Mr. Griffith has taught in rural Texas, Washington DC, suburban Virginia, and the exurbs of Connecticut. He's a certified special education and English teacher with a masters' degree in curriculum and instruction. Currently, Mr. Griffith is the reading department head at one of the top high schools in Connecticut. Over the past two years, students in his reading courses have improved their reading comprehension skills by nearly four years in only four months of instruction. Mr. Griffith has taught and/or co-taught in middle and high school English, math, science, and social studies classes, and he's spent the last several years working at an alternative high school setting.
Dr. Pauker and Mr. Griffith respect and address every student's different learning styles through an interactive and student-centered approach. Their materials focus on the state standards and on accelerating student learning through proven critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making strategies.
Dr. Robert A. Pauker:
*His strategies have resulted in noticeable test score increases at Bulkeley High School in Hartford, CT
*Students showed a twenty-eight percent gain in writing scores on the state assessment over a three year period from 2008 to 2010 after implementing three critical thinking strategies.
*Students at OPPortunity High School, also in Hartford, showed writing test score increases from thirty-four to eighty-two percent over a three-year period.
Mr. David W. Griffith:
*Connecticut Teacher of the Year, Semifinalist
*Ridgefield School District Teacher of the Year
*Presented at the Council for Excellence in Schools Fall Forum
*Presented at various school-based staff development sessions
*Awarded PTSA technology grants
*Nominated for Ridgefield School District Teacher of the Year (2011 & 2013)
*Recommended for a Fulbright Teacher Exchange
*Nominated for the Northern Virginia Writing Project
*Nominated for Swanson Middle School Teacher of the Year
*Nominated for the Disney-Hand Teacher Award
*Nominated for the Mary Hoge Academy Teacher of the Year
*Served as a Teach for America Corps Member
Dr. Robert A. Pauker received his undergraduate degree at Lake Forest College and his Ed.D. at the University of Massachusetts. He, also, studied with William J. Gordon, the founder of Synectics; this famous creative and analytical thinking process has been employed by both school districts and businesses.
Mr. David W. Griffith received his M.A. in curriculum & instruction with a focus in bilingual and special education from George Washington University. He earned his B.A. in political science from The American University.
Dr. Robert A. Pauker is the co-author of the new book, Matching Your Message To The Audience, published by Rowman and Littlefield and The American Association of School Administrators. In addition, he is the author of the new literary work entitled Stories To Warm The Heart published by the Archway Publishing (a division of Simon and Schuster).
Dr. Pauker has authored books for the classroom, including Math And Writing from Educators Publishing Service. He is the author of many articles, including the nationally syndicated series, “Ready For School,” from the Newspaper Enterprise Association and “The Battered Teacher,” a cover story for Teacher Magazine. Dr. Pauker, also, wrote Teaching Thinking And Reasoning Skills: Problems and Solutions, published by the American Association of School Administrators.
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