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Laughlin, Liana; Turner, Terri – New Educator, 2014
Teachers are often asked to fill out progress reports that include check marks indicating if a child has met certain criteria. While this document offers a superficial glance at knowing a child, it is often the only kind of "assessment" a parent receives. The authors, a daycare teacher and a parent of Rosa, "the mean girl" in…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Caregivers, Child Behavior, Parent Attitudes
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Bennett, Barbara – New Educator, 2007
Four years ago, the author assumed the job of Director of Education for a school serving elementary children who had been traumatized by homelessness and associated problems, such as family, domestic, or community violence. The paper relates the struggle of her staff to create a healing school out of a chaotic program that lacked both an effective…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Family Violence