I feel honored to be spoken about so positively in a blog I respect so much. I’ve written a number of posts over the past year pointing readers to articles written by Claus. Learning School Insights is published by The Learning First Alliance. The LFA is:
“… a permanent partnership of 17 leading education associations with more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America’s public schools. We share examples of success, encourage collaboration at every level, and work toward the continual and long-term improvement of public education based on solid research.”
Their members include the National Education Association, the United Federation of Teachers, National Association of State Boards of Education, and the National PTA.
The positive review was nice, but what was even more important (to me, at least) was that Claus “got” the key to successful home visits:
“Teachers are not coming to parents as missionaries converting the unenlightened. Instead, they are forging strong partnerships with parents, discovering shared aspirations, and putting their heads together to address big challenges.”