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The Right Kind of Praise

I’ve thought a lot about how parents and teachers praise children.  Included in this has been a thoughtful self-analysis – listening to myself – when positively reinforcing students.  In the final analysis, there is significant room for improvement. 

 

Posted by rvolker on Thursday February 12, 2015
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"The Art of Possibility"

Eighteen San Diego County Private Schools are banding together to produce two great events. On Monday, March 9, the faculty, staff, and administrators of these schools will gather for our first networking conference with keynote speaker, Benjamin Zander, presenting “The Art of Possibility&…

Posted by pvolker on Sunday February 1, 2015
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"The Power of Music"

The Holiday Tea and Concert at the Middle School prior to the winter break had a powerful effect on those involved. Many members of the audience remarked to me on the way out that they were so impressed and moved to embrace the “holiday spirit.” One grandfather told me that it was a &…

Posted by pvolker on Monday January 5, 2015
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Parent Community

com·mu·ni·ty

kəˈmyo͞onədē/

noun

  1. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common
  2. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

 In my last blog I talked about the value …

Posted by Suzanne Pettigrew in Middle School Topics on Thursday December 18, 2014 at 09:32AM
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Practical Parenting – Time for an Allowance?

Now that we have covered some basic ideas and suggestions as to the idea of chores for children, it’s time to consider how they may relate to giving allowance.  If one follows most of the literature on this topic, they don’t. In other words most basic tasks done by all of us within …

Posted by rvolker on Friday December 12, 2014
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Progress and Process

As partners in your child’s education, we take communicating progress and process seriously. You understand the progress part (i.e. How well your child is achieving grade level expectations, or how much growth the student is making in taking responsibility for homework, etc.). It’s the …

Posted by pvolker on Tuesday December 2, 2014
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Practical Parenting – Chores II

In my last blog, a recipe for developing a family culture of cooperation and mutual agreement for keeping the home healthy and safe was put forth.  The primary premise was that all stakeholders would accept certain communal chores to ensure success.

Now, what if un-rinsed dishes fail to find …

Posted by rvolker on Friday November 21, 2014
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Practical Parenting - Chores I

At the just completed Coffees with the Heads, some time was given at each on suggestions to help children learn responsibility by participating in household chores. In addition to responsibility, children develop a strong self-concept by being a contributing member of a unit, have expectations for …

Posted by rvolker on Saturday November 8, 2014
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Student or Scholar?

Our Mission Statement promises that we challenge our students "to develop to their highest and fullest potentials while preparing them for success..."  In addition, our Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (see below) expand upon that promise by more specifically stating what our graduates will have …

Posted by pvolker on Friday October 17, 2014
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Why Community Service?

We ask our Middle School students to do 8 hours of community service each year. We like to have our students try different volunteer opportunities to see the variety of ways they can help others. I found a great top ten list for reasons to volunteer on UCSD's website. Our next opportunity …

Posted by spettigrew on Thursday October 9, 2014
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