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Archive for December, 2011

A little respect, please

December 6, 2011 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

My teenager was upset. She had been waiting to drop off our puppy at the groomer’s when an older woman entered the shop. Hannah stared wordlessly as the woman strode past her to the counter, her small dog in her arms. The woman started to speak before the clerk had returned the phone to its […]

Embrace your role as teacher

December 6, 2011 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

You’ve taught your daughter how to spell her name, tie her shoes and say “please” and “thank you” at the appropriate times. As she heads off to school, you may think it’s time to relinquish your job as “teacher” for that of “coach” – ensuring that she does her homework and gets to school on […]