As a parent, it’s easy to be concerned about a blah teacher. But you have more power and influence than any one teacher. Be aware of your praise. Be aware of your actions.
All AboutSocial & Emotional Needs
When we pay attention to academics, but not to our students' social emotional needs, we're missing half of the picture.
Do You Know the Nuances of Mindset?
Before you implement an educational theory like Mindset, Grit, or Multiple Intelligences, make sure to read the original work, understand the limitations, and know the most common misunderstandings.
Torrance’s Manifesto for Children
My friend Brian introduced me to Torrance’s Manifesto for Children – and I wish I had seen it decades ago!
Ira Glass on Perfectionism
For people who do not suffer from perfectionist tendencies, it can be hard to understand the crippling feeling a student feels when their work doesn’t match their expectations. Ira Glass, who you know from This American Life, has a fantastic quote that gets to the heart of this problem.
Directly Teach Non-Academic Skills
Any time we complain that a kid always or never does something, we should consider this same question: has anyone ever taught them how?