First Days of School — Learning to Listen

“Listening and observing are two of the most important and underdeveloped teacher tools.” JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Ask Chip a question or share your own thoughts! —If you’re reading this entry on the blog site, click “Post a Comment” or the word “Comments” below the entry —If you’re reading this entry from your email, click “Yardsticks” […]

Summer Camp and the Responsive Classroom® approach

I received an email from a reader recently inquiring about the application of Responsive Classroom® practices to summer camp. The reader had found reference in my writing to the fact that some of the foundational ideas for the Responsive Classroom approach were drawn from camping practices and wondered about how Responsive Classroom practices might now […]

Parent–Teacher Conferences

It’s almost time for another tradition to unfold as we move through the school calendar: the first formal parent–teacher conference, often held in mid-November. JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Ask Chip a question or share your own thoughts! —If you’re reading this entry on the blog site, click “Post a Comment” or the word “Comments” below the […]