Are you a grade-obsessed parent? Symptoms include: Anything less than straight A’s means failure. If your child gets an A- on a quiz, you expect them to retake the quiz or look into extra credit opportunities. If your child gets a bad grade on a test, your first response is to email the teacher. You don’t have to share your answers. This quiz won’t be graded. … [Read more...] about Does school success equal life success?
Tomorrow is the first PTAA meeting at my older son's new school. Instead of Parent Teachers Association, it's a Parents, Teachers, and Administrators Associaion. I'm attending a new parent coffee and will have an opportunity to sign up for various committees. I got anxious earlier today about how I'm going to stick out like a sore thumb. It will be obvious that I'm not your typical PTAA … [Read more...] about Obvious Can Be Easier
The DJs on the morning radio show mentioned their daughter is finishing 5th grade and moving on to middle school. They asked the question, “What 3 words of advice would you give to a graduate?” I looked forward to the answers, since my older son J is also finishing elementary school this week. As I listened to the advice (ex. “Just keep learning”), I thought about what my … [Read more...] about Three Words for Graduates