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The School Whisperer

Jan 22, 2024

A school is are complex organization with a lot of moving parts and things can change day to day. Why is it that when changes happen that directly affect students, we leave them out of the conversation? In this episode, Dr. Pressley talks about how teacher changes can impact students and how to prepare and support...


Nov 17, 2023

When you think about all our differences as humans, there is one "thing" we all share in common: "school." Almost every adult has experienced education (lack of) or schooling in some form or another which means we all have beliefs, memories, and expectations for what school is and what school should be. So what does...


Oct 20, 2023

Why is it that we hurry students to be ready for the "next thing" when we haven't given them time to experience where they are now? It happens at both home and school, that in our desire to prepare our kids for a successful future, we end up stressing them out about the future while at the same time losing sight of...


Oct 6, 2023

As parents and families, we want to support our students the best we can from home- hopefully in alignment with what's going on in school, but that requires good communication. Progress reports- which come midway before final grades- are meant to guide students and families on what's working, what's not and how to move...


Sep 29, 2023

The transition from home to school is an interesting one. What messages do we give our kids about school, the school day and their place in school when we send them off? Simultaneously, what messages do our kids get about school, the school day, and their place in school when they arrive? In this episode, Dr. Pressley...