|From 2013. Add several inches to each kid for current proportions.|
This blog is about the role of schools in the ways families educate their kids, and the role of families in the ways schools educate kids. Though the Providence Schools blog has no formal association with the Providence Public Schools, all of my children attend public school in Providence. Our youngest is in third grade. His older brother is in sixth grade and their oldest brother is in ninth grade.
I am also a former teacher who has gone on to a career as an education writer/researcher/non-profit administrator passionate about finding ways to improve the learning and lives of young people through the connections between families and schools.
I believe that while there’s no one right way for young people to learn meaningfully, face challenges, and learn to use their minds well, the process tends to work best when schools and families are communicating, actively participating, and focused what’s best for the young people in their care in specific, personalized ways. I also believe that young people always need to have a voice and a stake in what happens in their formal and informal learning.
|This photo is old but I love it so it's staying.|
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