Sarah Hart

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Clear, Organized and Motivated

Is it useful to engage with unreasonable people on the other side of the political aisle?<p>The problem with contemporary political discourse is not …

How to Have a Well-Behaved Child, Part 1

I believe that children should be well-behaved.<p>Most parents, of course, want more for their children than just good behavior. We want them to become caring and responsible adults.<p>Still, more often than not, children who are cooperative and respect adult authority are also happy and confident …

How I Paid Off $90,000 of Debt in Three Years

It's funny how you can do all of the right things -- go to college, get a job -- and then one day wake up with crushing debt.<p>At 26, I was working hard and playing hard in Washington, D.C. I thought that I had everything under control -- despite living practically paycheck to paycheck, having …

'What Advice Would You Give to a Room Full of Parents?'

I've worked with at-risk teenagers for the last 33 years, and recently someone emailed me this question: "I am going to be teaching a parenting class at a local school. What advice would you give to a room full of parents?"<p>This was my answer:<p>The most powerful and important thing a parent can do for …

What's Wrong With Criticism

“Criticism is the only reliable form of autobiography," Oscar Wilde said, because it tells you more about the psychology of the critic than the …

Teacher Appreciation: Why We Teach

Years ago, a dear friend and Latin teacher was walking past my classroom as I was ushering my students in before the bell.<p>"Servus Suvorum Dei," he …

More Revealing Portraits of Kids Around the World and Their Toys

Maudy, 3 – Kalulushi, Zambia<p>Almost exactly a year ago, we showed you an eye-opening series that featured kids around the world with their most prized possession, their toys. Photographer Gabriele Galimberti has now traveled three years and visited dozens of countries to capture young kids in their …

Costa Rica

Addressing Our Needs: Maslow Comes to Life for Educators and Students

Tier One<p><b>Meeting Physiological Needs in the Classroom</b><p><i>Water bottles and water breaks.</i>• <i><br>Focused attention practices:</i> These practices, involving breathing, …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Instructional Coaches Dissect Classroom-Management Challenges

Published Online:<p>Complete Coverage<p>“Probably the biggest issue with which I struggle as a teacher is classroom management,” Ilana Garon, an …

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A Little Known Fact

Park Elementary uses unusual object lesson for Red Ribbon Week

Students at Park Elementary in Spanish Fork ended Red Ribbon Week with an unusual object lesson. They had enjoyed an assembly with a magician and …

Nixing Recess: The Silly, Alarmingly Popular Way to Punish Kids

Three-quarters of principals say that taking away recess is part of their discipline plan. Why this is a bad idea—and what schools should do instead.<p>When Kathy Lauer-Williams’s son was in elementary school in Allentown, Pennsylvania, he would often lose recess as a punishment for forgetting his …

Why Are Private-School Teachers Paid Less Than Public-School Teachers?

One explanation: The working conditions are better in private schools, so instructors are willing to take a salary cut.<p>Private school teachers make way less than public school teachers. Average salaries are nearly $50,000 for public, and barely $36,000 for private. That’s not just a gap. It’s a …

Why Do Teachers Quit?

And why do they stay?<p>Richard Ingersoll taught high-school social studies and algebra in both public and private schools for nearly six years before leaving the profession and getting a Ph.D. in sociology. Now a professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s education school, he’s spent his career in …

Seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching

The Church's social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern …

Human Rights

7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

Our students <i>know</i> how we feel about them. If we don't like them -- or if we see them as a behavior problem -- they know it. Even if we don't say it, …