Parents don't just want to hear what's wrong with their children. Telling them what's right about their children earns trust and cooperation--from them and their children alike.
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Tweeting. Texting. Messaging. Friending. Skyping. Technology has brought people together when they couldn't be further apart. Yet it has also pushed people apart when they couldn't be closer together. It's not that we've become less interested in each other, but rather less capable of paying atten...
February 18, 2012
"Hello fellow teachers," a student said to a few colleagues and me as we walked down the hall. "Since when are you a teacher?" one of my colleagues replied. I was surprised by this response, and thought of Paulo Freire's belief that all of us are both students and teachers. I also thought of my st...
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Ronald was six when he noticed his father had black grease around his mouth after working on a car. A few days later at school, Ronald tried to emulate his dad by coloring the area around his own mouth black. When the teacher (who I'll call Mrs. Davis) discovered what Ronald had done, she promptly i...
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For David Ginsburg and others, Bill Buchanan was a once-in-a-career colleague. He was also a model of professionalism, says Ginsburg, whether you knew him or not.