As I wrote about last time, I'm currently in the particular transition of starting at a new school, but I've also been noticing and thinking about the start of the school year in general. The beginning of the school year is hard. 20-150+ students are plucked from their widely varied everydays and placed into a room with you, where you will spend 9 months creating a small town to live and work in together. In teaching school and books they tell you: "You must set up routines r
I am officially obsessed with this book. A must-read for parents and teachers and lovers of humans. Positive, helpful, and affirming. Much more useful than all the long dull studies from the 60s (studying affluent white males) we read in my Child Psych class.