By: Becky Post A friend of mine had taught kindergarten for years. I remember her talking about the parents of one particularly disruptive little boy. At a parent conference, the parents were barely concerned with their son’s behavior. To this teacher’s dismay, what really concerned these parents was, Is my child smart? These particular parents […]

By: Kent Pekel In the days since the verdict in the Trayvon Martin trial and especially following President Obama’s slow and deliberate description of how the most powerful man in the world was once followed in stores and heard car locks clicking as he walked across streets because of his race, I have thought often […]

Using a passage from the children’s book The Velveteen Rabbit to illustrate the idea, Dr. Kent Pekel tells the annual meeting of Camp Fire Minnesota why developmental relationships are the missing piece in education reform and young people’s success.   On Monday, May 20th, Camp Fire held their 2013 Annual Meeting at Microsoft Corporation in […]