Posts tagged "Parents"

Teachers, some advice about how to build a positive climate in your classroom

I’ve spent the last couple of days talking to teachers about how to build a positive climate in the classroom. Some feel disconnected to their students and they can’t understand why. Well, a teacher has to build a relationship with her students. That’s not developed by sending home worksheets or going on and on about... Read more »

When schooling works, “there’s no place like school!”

Pretend I’m Dorothy.  I’m wearing my red shoes and I’ve closed my eyes and tapped my heels together three times and said, “There’s no place like school.”  But something’s awry.  I’m Stern; it’s 2013 and many of our schools are not where we hoped they would be. So, this year, I’m wishing all students academic... Read more »
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    Rhonda Stern has been in the field of gifted and talented education since 2000. She is also a certified mediator and an attorney. Currently, Stern is a doctoral student in Curriculum Studies at DePaul University. Stern taught in Highland Park, Illinois for nine years and works with gifted, talented, and twice exceptional students at Educational Enrichment Consulting, Stern sits on the Social and Emotional Committee of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children and is a lecturer and writer on gifted and talented issues. Email Stern directly at

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