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Impressions on What Schools Could Be

  Three years ago, I met Ted Dintersmith when I was an invited panelist at the screening of the terrific film he produced, Most Likely to Succeed.  The film’s insights into the challenges, opportunities, potential, and fulfillment of inquiry driven project...

Positive Parenting

  Parenting is simultaneously one of life’s most daunting and rewarding challenges.  As parents (and in our case grandparents), we second-guess decisions we made, try to strike the perfect balance between safety and risk, and long for a simpler time without...

Tips for First Time Administrators

Being a first-year administrator may be an intimidating introduction into the world of education far different from the classroom.  On one hand, you don’t have papers to grade, but on the other hand, you also have no time as your day is a series of meetings, routine...

Teaching Social and Emotional Skills

John Hattie is quoted as saying “A positive, caring, respectful environment is a prior condition to learning.” Regardless of how busy a teacher is, one cannot underestimate the importance of making the time for creating and cultivating a welcoming, positive classroom...