children work hard at school. mistakes are expected or the child isn't learning anything. that's hard. the perfectionist in most of us hates to make errors. as teachers, it's our job to let parents know their child's strengths and growth areas.
so here's my top 5 from a weekend writing reports:
5. the weather was cold and gray, so it was a good time to be inside.
4. a fireplace
3. hot tea
2. i still ran/walked 5 miles. (hooray for fresh air!)
1. my teaching partner and i met and worked together.
here's to an excellent education for your children.
it's also for anyone interested in the science of personal change.
my top 5 reasons to recommend this book:
5. the author demands social research use a strict test to prove solutions work. he debunks many interventions for children and adults that do not have science supporting them.
4. wilson structures the chapters in a practical way. for instance, in scared crooked, he discusses several interventions to reduce youth violence. he takes a close look at what works and does not and why. the end of each chapter is a using it section, with ideas.
3. i like the way wilson takes research and puts it in day-to-day terms.
2. there is information for those that have had a traumatic event. see chapter 1.
1. this book made me more away of how children talk to themselves, and how this affects their behavior in the classroom. we want our students to feel competent and peaceful. redirect helps teachers or parents be aware of children's internal conversations, and also how our behavior affects them.