Use School Honeymoon Period to Establish Home-School Connection

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The excitement could be felt throughout classrooms as the school year was about to start. Students were excited to be back in school and see many of their friends for the first time since the previous school year. They also were a little nervous and curious as to what their new teachers and classes were going to be like. Their teachers were not immune to…

An Ounce of Communication is Worth a Pound of Yelling

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The first nine weeks of school arrives and the report card comes home. Mom opens her child’s report card to find that her little Einstein is failing a class and barely passing a couple of others. When she shows the report to the boy, he says, “My teacher is horrible. She never explains anything and just says I should get it!” This is all that…

Right to See Student Cumulative Record

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“Be careful young man. If you keep this up, this will go on your permanent school record!” said the teacher to the misbehaving student. This type of threat has been heard in schools over the years and the thought of a cumulative record that follows students as they progress through school is intriguing. It is also a bit of a mystery what exactly is in…