Tag: Teacher

A Moment of Beginnings and Endings

Great is the art of beginning, but greater the art is of ending. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The pace of activities and anticipation of summer can add to a sense of frenzy in these final school days. Children are excited about vacations and swimming. Parents are ready to shed the early morning commute to school …

The Fear of Failure

It may be that the most important mastery we achieve early on is not the mastery of a particular skill or particular piece of knowledge, but rather the mastery of the patience and persistence that learning requires, along with the ability to expect and accept mistakes and the feelings of disappointment they may bring. –          …

Junior Teacher

The teacher is no longer merely the-one-who-teaches, but one who is him/herself taught in dialogue with the students, who in turn while being taught also teach. They become jointly responsible for a process in which all grow. – Paulo Freire The beginning of the school year presents an opportunity to get a fresh start with …

In Appreciation of Teachers

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.  —Henry Brooks Adams Sending out my appreciation to all teachers today on Teacher Appreciation Day. If you as teachers do not hear each and every day that you are appreciated, it is not enough. We entrust nothing less than our children’s learning to …

Parent-Teacher Conversations

          Productive collaborations between family and school, therefore, will demand that parents and teachers recognize the critical importance               of each other’s participation in the life of the child.  –          Sara Lawrence Lightfoot Teachers gain plenty of experience over time having difficult conversations about students with parents. However if you are parent, you may only experience …