Welcome Educational Administrators!

I’m an educator writing for educators. I taught early elementary grades in the New York City public schools, and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in early childhood. It was in the classroom that I learned the extraordinary power of administration – for good or for ill. You have the power to shape the culture of an institution, one of the most important civic institutions.

Yet you are in a peculiar place. The health of your school and its culture depends significantly on the home life of the children you serve before they walk in the door for kindergarten. In the school where I taught, most of our students arrived 1 to 3 years linguistically, cognitively and emotionally delayed. And yet the pressure is placed on you to help all students meet the learning standards every year. That’s a problem.

A Manifesto for You

So I’ve written a manifesto for educational leaders. My aim is to help you better understand the role that early family life plays in the success or failure of schools so that you can better understand and serve students and their families. I’m convinced that the better you understand the dynamics of early formation, the more you will have compassion for your students, establish realistic expectations for their growth and development, and creatively engage families before their children reach school age.

Specifically, by reading this book, you will:

  • Understand the impact of early home life on your student population
  • Recognize the power of early brain development for your students’ achievement
  • Learn from other educators’ creative methods of early family engagement
  • Know what parents can do to help their children thrive
  • Identify ways that schools, non-profits, and community organizations can work together to support thriving families in your community

Because The Apprenticeship of Being Human:

  • Provides an overview of the nature and rate of human brain development
  • Offers a simple, compelling metaphor that captures the power of relationships
  • Explains the power of stories in forming children for learning and life . . . by telling stories
  • Describes how educators, parents, policy makers, medical professionals and non-profits can and should work together for the good of families with young children

Are you an education blogger?

I offer:

  1. Custom giveaways for your audience.
  2. Audio/video interviews on parenting, early ed, character formation, habits, and stories.
  3. Guest posts for your audience
  4. Webcast seminars

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