Overcoming the Resistance to Fail by

Overcoming Resistance to Failure How does an ACE Coach keep students from failing? They don’t! They help them acknowledge the failure and recover by engaging the Growth Mindset to improve (Dweck, 2006). There is a delicate balance between an ACE Coach guiding from the side and students taking responsibility and holding themselves accountable for their…

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Marcela Owen
ACE Coach

Marcela is passionate about coaching and encouraging others to become the best version of themselves. Marcela’s career started in the corporate sector with over 20 years of banking and treasury management experience. In her corporate space, her most favorite part of her role was to mentor and coach consultants, her peers, and new hires. A…

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Mariano Humphrey
ACE Coach

Mariano Humphrey is the Specialized Program Director at Community Academy Alternative High School for the Boston Public Schools. He works collaboratively with students, teachers, and families to integrate the principles of applied behavior analysis and social-emotional intervention strategies across the day for all students and in all school settings. He is a socio-educational and psychological…

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Moses Landrum
ACE Coach

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Moses has a deep commitment to ensure that students excel in rigorous instruction and reach high academic success. He has served Boston Public Schools as a clinician, consultant, and collaborator of services to students, families, teachers, administrators, and external service providers. He delivered programmatic initiatives and implemented plans that restructured culturally diverse schools to needs of…

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Montgomery Thomas II
ACE Coach

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Monty knows that successful students become successful adults. As a Career Designer at Northeastern University, he strives to build relationships, mentor, and develop experiences. As the Pre-Law and Graduate School Advisor in Employer Engagement and Career Design, Monty advises undergraduates and alumni on law school and the graduate school application process. He delivers workshops and…

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The Fight for Equity and Social Justice

Be Part of the Change

How the Four Pillars Prepare ACE Students in the Fight for Equity and Social Justice I founded ACE because I understood preparedness was making a visible difference in the approach entering college and the inevitable outcomes.Students whose parents had the resources to provide tutoring or attend specialized summer courses for remedial math and science to…

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Self-Advocate [Communication]

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Self-advocacy is referred to as the ability to articulate one’s needs and make informed decisions about the supports necessary to meet those needs (Strodden, as cited in Test et al., 2005). As an ACE Pillar, Self-Advocate is the ability to effectively communicate, convey, negotiate, or assert one’s own interests, desires, needs, and rights. The goal…

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Self-Correct [feedback and resources]

Success

To “self-correct” is to correct itself when things begin to go wrong, without outside help. (English Dictionary) As an ACE Pillar, Self-Correct is adjusting to or correcting mistakes to develop oneself, based on an analysis of one’s results and effort. Utilizing feedback from others to correct one’s mistakes. Feedback: The transmission of evaluative or corrective information about an action,…

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Self-Direct [Action Oriented]

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In its broadest meaning, self-directed learning describes a process in which individuals take the initiative, with or without the help of others, in diagnosing their learning needs, formulating learning goals, identifying human and material resources for learning, choosing and implementing appropriate learning. As an ACE Pillar, to self-direct means sustaining a laser focus on the…

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A Word From our Founder: The Changing Landscape of Higher Education

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Acting as both a senior administrator for a small private college and CEO and Founder of Accelerated College Experiences, Inc. (ACE), I have been experiencing this public health crisis from two different but related perspectives. As the V.P. of Institutional Advancement, my responsibilities include raising public and private funds securing grants, cultivating major gift prospects,…

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