I like that you're calling Peg to task on factoring out students' desire to learn. It seems the harder we try to get kids on board, the more they resist. There is a psychological aspect to turning your nose up to something that is…"
"I just remembered that the "graduation coaches" were for high school. I was confusing them with the special programs that the Maryland school has for students (mostly boys) who were admitted even though their grades were not really up to…"
"I think the author sheds some light that is important for parents to be aware of. Within the last few weeks, I've heard at least 3 moms with middle school aged boys who were complaining that their sons do not put effort into school. One mom was…"
2. No, I like that my daughters interact with boys. My kindergardener has play dates with a little boy from her class. I hope they stay friends as they grow up.
3. Yes! When I taught ESL, same thing. I got my degree in ESL in 2000, and…"
"I agree with Hirsh-Pasek that we (teachers) need to learn and think about about how best to work with boys and in what ways they are different than girls. I thought the study that found that boys move around more was interesting, as well as the fact…"
"I found Chapter 2 very insightful as a parent and as a teacher. I found the discussion on parenting styles facinating. I felt validated and releived that there are advantages and disadvantages to both the "middle class" and the…"
"Great book! I agree with Susan's comment about ownership. As teachers, we have a lot of influence on the attitudes and choices of our students and their parents. Are we using it to its fullest potential? Is ownership what's missing?