When you get right down to it, many parents have their eye on one target: making sure their kids are smart. And if I gave them a minute by minute schedule for the first six months of life they’d take me up on it. But come on, we are talking about infants here. How much planning can you do? (more…)
Earlier this year, I met a young woman who signed up with Teach for America, and was working in New Orleans. She brought a lot of passion and intelligence to her work and she loved her students. In talking about her work she admitted to the occasional difficulties with parents. And something she said to a particularly ornery parent really stuck with me. “Ms. Johnson, I am here and ready to teach your child. But you have to bring him to school READY TO LEARN.” (more…)
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