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 »