Student-led Conferences: A Different Approach to Parent–Teacher Conferences

For years, parent–teacher conferences* have operated in a fairly consistent way. Family members come to school. They sit down with the teacher. The teacher leads the meeting. Family members ask questions. A discussion ensues. And the process repeats with the next family.

It’s a process that’s not really broken. Therefore, schools have continued to use it without making many significant changes to the process. However, many schools have Continue reading “Student-led Conferences: A Different Approach to Parent–Teacher Conferences”

Positive Behavior Reinforcement and PBIS Programs

Each school year brings new students, along with new trends to help improve how we go about educating the students. Positive behavior reinforcement—and programs focusing on using positive behavior reinforcement to mold student behaviors—is one such trend that is gaining popularity in schools. Positive behavior reinforcement, simply defined, is giving a reward for a positive action or behavior to encourage the action or behavior to happen again. Positive reinforcement could Continue reading “Positive Behavior Reinforcement and PBIS Programs”

Great Social Emotional Support for Teachers Has Durable Handles

Brill-3490Welcome to the Teacher Peach Blog
Hello. I’m delighted for this chance to formally introduce myself. I’m Randi Brill and I have an incredible job. I lead an awesome company called Teacher Peach. We create amazing accessory products. My official title is Chief Peach. My less-than-official subtitle, and we all have them, is Creative Wizard and Stuff Maker. As the holder of both of these titles, I have the privilege of designing, crafting, producing, and delivering professional, appropriate, and appealing accessory products. I create these products for people who do extremely important work—often with far less appreciation and respect than they deserve. These people do some of the most important work there is—they teach.

The teachers for whom I design teach our kids so very much more than to read, write, add, and subtract. These curricular areas are only the beginning for great teachers. Today’s great teachers also empower our children to think for themselves, make wise Continue reading “Great Social Emotional Support for Teachers Has Durable Handles”