In this final post in a three-part series on teaching character, educator and author Lester L. Laminack shares his thoughts, as do many readers. Larry also posts a related chart as "food-for-thought."
Maurice J. Elias, Dr. Sherrel Bergmann, Dr. Judith Brough, and Thomas R. Hoerr share their contributions in Part Two of a three-part series on teaching "character" in schools.
Educators David B. Cohen, Jason Flom and Debbie Silver contribute their responses in this first of a multi-part series on the topic of teaching character in schools. Larry also shares some of his own thoughts and concerns.
This week's "question-of-the-week" is: What approach to character can an educator take? Even if one decided to try to teach character, can it be done?
The last in a four-part series on parent engagement. Today's post highlights responses from Darcy Hutchins and Mai Xi Lee, along with many readers' comments.
Today's post features contributions from educators Catherine Compton-Lilly, Dr. Sherrel Bergmann, Dr. Judith Brough and Maurice J. Elias commenting on effective parent engagement strategies.
I've just begun a weekly ten minute BAM! Radio Network podcast where I interview a couple of guests who have written responses to the "question-of-the-week" at this blog.
(This is the second in a multi-part series on this topic. You can see Part One here.) Cheryl Suliteanu asked: How do we educate families about the ways in which they can support their children, without insulting their trust in us to do what's best, and while not placing blame?Katy Ridnouer, Janice Fialka, and Joe Mazza provided their guest responses in Part One of this series. Today, Jane Baskwill, Julia Thompson and Bryon V. Garrett share their thoughts. I hope readers will continue to contribute their ideas, and I'll be highlighting those comments next week. Response From Jane Baskwill ...
(This is the first in a multi-part series on this topic) Cheryl Suliteanu asked: How do we educate families about the ways in which they can support their children, without insulting their trust in us to do what's best, and while not placing blame? This question, or some variation on it, is an ongoing issue for educators: How do we best promote parent engagement? In fact, it's been a topic of four previous posts, and you can find them all here. But I don't think it's possible to explore such an important topic too much, so today I'm beginning a ...
Art Markman, PhD is a professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Smart Thinking (Perigee Books), which he discussed at a post here last year. His latest book is titled Smart Change: Five Tools To Create New and Sustainable Habits In Yourself and Others. I asked him a few questions about it, and how its ideas could be applied in the classroom. I'll be responding to last week's question, How Can We Best Engage Families, later this week in a multi-part series. There is still plenty of time to contribute your response. ...