Recently, the Wyckoff Patch ran a story on Eisenhower Middle School’s new TIEE initiative that allows students to take part in more targeted, meaningful learning opportunities. See the link below for the full story:
On August 23rd, the NY Times ran an article titled, The School of Hard Knocks that examined Paul Tough’s work on researching how students succeed in school. What stood out to me was the reporting that the one criteria that yielded the greatest success in students was the development of character through learning to overcome adversity or failure. Whether you are a parent or an educator, this article opens an important conversation on how we can best prepare our children for a successful future.
As the 2012-2013 school year approaches, many students and parents may be feeling a bit anxious as the thoughts of homework, tests, sport practices, and parent conferences are all just a few weeks away. As a parent, it is our natural instinct to want to assist your child in every way possible. It makes sense to contemplate that parents who are more involved in their child’s academic lives will yield greater achievement results. A recent NY Times editorial challenges the way many of us think about the right approach in supporting our students from home and what research says are the best methods for getting positive results in school. Please click on the link below and enjoy the article.