Category Archives: Parenting

This category includes blog entries with reflections on parenting.

Instilling Hope Generates Grit

We are excited to begin a new school year in District 30, and I welcome our parents and community to another magical year. As we start the 2017-18 school year, it is hard to believe my children are 27 and … Continue reading

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Growth Mindset & Grit

As a parent and educator, I constantly reflect on the challenges and joys of parenting. My children are nearly 26 and 23. As my wife Kathy and I have watched our children grow through the different phases of life, we … Continue reading

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Skills & Investment

Make no mistake, the primary and middle school years arm our students with skills and habits of mind that place them on a trajectory that will carry them through high school, college and into a career. This is exactly why … Continue reading

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Passion and Improvement

On Friday, October 23, 2015, Wescott and Willowbrook welcomed visiting author Pam Muñoz Ryan, who recently released her new book Echo. She shared her journey of becoming an author, highlighted how she spends her days as an author and reflected … Continue reading

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Parenting Toward Independence

We are partners in raising our children to be quality, independent adults. Since I began teaching in Glenview in the mid-1990s, I have been amazed at the quality of our students. Of course, this is no accident. A favorite saying … Continue reading

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Growth Mindset Across District 30

Our Growth Mindset remains a staple of District 30. This is true for our students, staff, and parents.  The last week in October contains an opportunity for our parents and community from which we can all benefit entitled Raising Digital Natives, which … Continue reading

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