Viewing: March, 2015

The Hope of Spring

By on March 28, 2015

Spring is a wonderful time of year. The world is fresh and full of opportunities! Let’s all spend some time cultivating the hope of Spring by remembering all the things we love and enjoy about our children, and thinking about

Expectations and Assumptions

By on March 20, 2015

Today we’re going to talk about three psychological effects that can significantly affect the way students are treated and evaluated in school. See if you recognize any of them. First, let’s look at the Matthew Effect. This phenomenon was named

School Bureaucracy: Practical Suggestions for Parents and Teachers

By on March 12, 2015

Several of you, both parents and teachers, have expressed interest in some practical ideas for impacting the school bureaucracy. I think we all know that big issues need big solutions – school reform will require a change in how we

School Bureaucracy

By on March 5, 2015

I’m sure that all of you have been angry or frustrated at one time or another with the public schools – the rules can be so inflexible and trivial! But here’s the thing – most of what is frustrating and