Tag Archives: children

“Building” Trust – C. Sousa

Trusting relationships are a key factor of successful schools. Building a positive professional level of trust forms the foundation that allows staff, students, and communities to take risks, succeed, fail, and find success again. All staff need to be vested … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Education reform | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Middle Schools

Middle schools are unique places largely due to their unique student population. Students ages 10 – 14 undergo vast social, emotional, intellectual, and physical changes and it is the role of middle schools to provide an academically challenging curriculum with … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Education reform | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Parents & Teachers: Assume Best Intentions

Here is a post that I wrote in the Fall.  It came up as a topic of conversation and after going back and reading it and the linked article, I thought I would re-post it as it still rings true … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Building Trust

Trusting relationships are a key factor of successful schools. Building a positive professional level of trust forms the foundation that allows staff, students, and communities to take risks, succeed, fail, and find success again. All staff need to be vested … Continue reading

Posted in Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The “lost” art of play

I recently came across this article by psychologist Peter Gray, “The Play Deficit”.   In it he describes some of the difficulties children have as they grow up, due in part to a lack of free play time.  The article makes … Continue reading

Posted in Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment