In graduate school, study after study I read linked parental involvement with school success. So shouldn’t more parental involvement lead to even more school success?…Read More
Sleep. So Hot Right Now.
I presented this evening on the power of sleep for children and learning at one of my schools. Inadvertently, I became my own case study…Read More
I have run into this issue lately working with my teenage clients. They answer texts during therapy. Now I have to admit, I am an…Read More
Ain’t No Party Like a West Coast Party…Screeeeech…with Chaperones.
Last night, my husband and I helped a friend chaperone his 15 year old daughter’s first (and I think last) high school party. His daughter…Read More
Finding the Proper Motivation
My dissertation was on adolescent motivation for school, and it has been read and enjoyed by ones of people. I was told when I graduated…Read More
Sign of the Times: Obama in Education
As I walked to my school in the heart of the inner city the day after the election, I saw a sign that the day…Read More
Obama Wuz Here
Every morning, I am greeted at my office by graffiti. I am blessed that the dead rat and ant party has moved elsewhere, but it’s…Read More
The Worst Party Ever
I have written before about how when I do group counseling, I always make it about building positive traits rather than having students join the…Read More
Tune in, Bay Area Night Owls, for a NFTSP Sound Bite!
For those of you in the San Francisco area, I was interviewed for NBC News, and the piece is allegedly airing tonight, Monday the 22nd…Read More
The One in Which My Lunch is Interrupted by a Faux Knife Fight
The teacher’s lounge can be a scary place to be. I have been assigned as the school psychologist in no less than 10 different schools…Read More