The Magic of Validation
It can feel unnatural at first, but once you’ve given validation a try, some of your most difficult conversations are going to get a whole lot better.
3 Surprising Reasons Students Don’t Get into Top Colleges
As it turns out, a lot of what we think will get students into highly selective colleges might actually have the opposite effect.
7 Systems that Work for Outside-the-Box Learners
Most teachers struggle with students whose academic performance doesn’t match their potential. When the usual approach doesn’t work, try something different.
Runaway Youth: How Teachers Can Help
Running away from home can have serious, long-term consequences for youth. Learn about the resources that can help kids and families impacted by running away.
Keep Parents in the Loop with ClassTag
It’s parent communication simplified: Make announcements, coordinate volunteers, send newsletters and get to know parents on a single, streamlined platform.
Creating a Welcoming Classroom for Students with Special Needs
Many regular ed teachers feel inadequately prepared to serve the needs of students with special needs. Here are some ideas.
Kindergarten Redshirting: How Kids Feel About it Later in Life
More parents are opting to delay their child’s entry into kindergarten. Years later, how do these students and their parents feel about the decision?
A Parent’s Dilemma: Extra Math or Electives with Friends?
A parent wants to know if she should honor her son’s request to opt out of extra math so he can take an elective with his friends. What should she do?
Dealing with Undeserved Blame
Moments where I am blamed for something I did not do take me to a dark place. They make me question my career choice, the moral fiber of our society, and my hope for the future. I fantasize about the scathing response I will righteously deliver to my foe’s inbox. And then I calm down and deal with it.