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Cover Story - August 10, 2012

Nurturing kindness, resilience in middle school

'If they're going to make mistakes, this is the time,' principal says

by Chris Kenrick

Katherine Baker can relate to the Type A moms in Palo Alto — she remembers having been one herself.

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Posted by Lucky Us, a resident of Terman Middle School
on Aug 10, 2012 at 9:14 am

Such an awesome Principal not only for our kids, but also to work for. Great Job Katherine!

Posted by Dauch, a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Aug 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Great Principal. "they don't respond to authority rather caring." That says a lot about how good teachers and managers with this philosopy are successful in middle school. Focus of middle Schools is to make decisions based on what is best for the students. Teachers at this level need to be less subject area specialists and be able to work with students. to deal with their emotional needs and problem solving skill. Once this is in place students are better motivated to be academically successful

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