Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters
JoAnn Deak, Ph.D., with Teresa Barker
"Just because everybody's doing it doesn't make it right. There's so much that 'everybody's doing' that isn't right or healthy for girls. And how can I expect my twelve-year-old to make sense of things if I can't do it myself?"...
Master Teachers Have Healthy Self-Esteems
Glenn F. Dietzel
Students pick up very quickly the confidence level of their teachers. Master teachers have a high self-esteem. They convey to their students that they are ready for action...
Making the Most of Today's Library Resources
It's not the same library you visited in back in Junior High... At least, it shouldn't be! You will still find books in the library, but there now is so much more. Technology is a vital part of your school library...
A Word Wall Story
from the 4blocks Mailring
I want to share something that happened in my class with the word wall this year. It was Monday, and I was introducing the five new words for the week...
What Makes a Truly Great Principal?
A chatboard survey initiated by
A good principal takes care of his business. Among these duties includes taking as good of care with his faculty's needs as the students' needs...
Allen Pusey - The Dallas Morning News
A fast-growing technique used by Texas teachers to circumvent federal pension limitations could drain more than $450 million in unintended benefits from the Social Security system, says a report issued Wednesday by congressional auditors...
Emphasis On Testing
Leads To Sacrifices
In Other Areas
Despite the nearly unanimous view of experts that play is critical to development, recess has been cut back as a result of testing pressures. In Atlanta, where recess was simply eliminated, at least one new school was built without a playground...
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