Category Archives: parent/teacher conference

A learning community is like a string quartet.

Can you imagine a classroom or a school like a great string quartet? String Quartet Art and life, I wouldn’t want to confuse them. But it’s hard to hear this quartet Without comparing it to a conversation Of the quiet … Continue reading

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What is Genius and What is Gifted? (Part 4: Chloe and Sean)

Genius vs Gifted?  Chloe Chloe went to the large urban grade school, and her parents were very engaged in her “education.” In fourth grade when Chloe’s homework was  too easy, her parents sent notes to the teacher. When she came … Continue reading

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Parental Involvement Will Not Make Schools Better: Good Teamwork Will

Calling for more parental involvement in our children’s education will not make things better in schools. It’s not about more or less engagement, but about teamwork. The team that is raising the child needs to get organized, so that everyone … Continue reading

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The Terrible Twos: Children’s Self-Determination and Four Lessons for Parents

If parents understand the “terrible twos” as a developmental stage for parents as well as children, they can take parenting to the next level and keep supporting their children’s drive for self-determination. Please follow and like us:

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Get Him Tested? No. Design a Research Project

Half way into her first year in high school Clair came to her mother and said, “I think I need a tutor in math.” Her mother was delighted and a little surprised at the request: delighted because Clair asked for … Continue reading

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