Only Because You Tried Hard

Complimenting children can be the ultimate parent trap. It's natural to praise children based on their success and ¬†general cuteness, but that praise can causes them to internalize success as a need for perfection. It's hard to keep personality based praise at bay, especially when we're their parents and we love (almost) everything about their … Continue reading Only Because You Tried Hard

Teacher Can’t “Deal” with Fear-Based Policy

Deal with it. Over the past month I've run across editorials and social media posts that urge Americans to just "deal" with the presidency now that the election is over because "there's nothing 'you' can do about it." As a teacher, I can't. Schools are like tiny representations of the broader community. They have officials … Continue reading Teacher Can’t “Deal” with Fear-Based Policy