Posts tagged "Paul Tough"

Keep an open mind: view mistakes as teaching tools, not mini failures

In the midst of the back to school messages, ice cream socials, and school tours, take time to put the year in perspective.  Students are on a journey, not participating in a race for success.  Yes, there will be some successes.  But there will also be plenty of mistakes and some failures.  That will be... Read more »

Teachers want to see their students succeed as learners and human beings

This summer, Gifted Matters is going to take a look at issues (informed by gifted theory and practice) facing students in poverty. That’s why so many of us enter the field. In today’s Tribune, there’s a gem of an article on success at Fenger High School, “How Fenger High School Students overcame obstacles to reach... Read more »