Welcome private school educators!
Private schools are unique. You attract families who value education and have high expectations. You also attract families whose children have struggled in other educational settings. Your great task is to craft a thriving learning environment for this diverse and challenging student body.
So what is the secret to a thriving school?
The linchpin is the home environment of children before they ever walk in the doors of pre-kindergarten or kindergarten. Early experiences set kids up for learning, or frustration. As you well know, the ways that families use words, set boundaries, and cultivate curiosity have a direct and powerful impact on your school learning environment.
Can The Apprenticeship of Being Human help my school?
I’m convinced that the better you understand the dynamics of early formation, the better you will serve your students, establish realistic expectations for their growth and development, and creatively engage families. Together those three elements can help your students – and your school – to thrive.
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 – and how to help them do it
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
- Argues for the centrality of character formation in the home and school
Are you an education blogger? I offer:
- Custom giveaways for your audience.
- Audio/video interviews on parenting, early ed, character formation, habits, and stories.
- Guest posts for your audience
- Webcast seminars
Want to use it for professional development or a book club?
Contact me for volume discounts.