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Jessica Lahey
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Such a cool list, one I'm thrilled to be on!
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Episode 3 of "‪#‎AmWriting‬ with Jess & KJ" is up! 

…in which KJ struggles with killing other people’s darlings and Jess waxes rhapsodic about audiobooks.
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The horrifying, embarrassing, and until yesterday, secret story of The Gift of Failure's origins. 
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My latest Parent-Teacher Conference, on those maddening moments when kids say "I can't!" and we know they can. 

Huge thanks to Michele Borba, Katie Hurley, Alyson Schafer, and Tina Payne Bryson. 
Parents and teachers can inadvertently teach children that feigning incompetence gets results.
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Thrilled to be one of EdWeek's "Three Must Reads for 2016" along with Frank Bruni and George Couros! 
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Columnist Anne Michaud hits the nail on the head in that we have the potential to learn more from our failures than from our successes
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It's been three fantastic years at The New York Times, and I still pinch myself every time I see my byline.
I believe teaching mistakes laid bare are a good thing for education at large.
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School counselors are the BEST! 
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My latest at the New York Times, on the many times I've been conned by my students, and why being conned is not only normal, it's a great reminder that trusting and caring is what makes us human. Big thanks to Maria Konnikova on this one.
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Wow; that's something I've never experienced, or I've been duped incredibly for too long!
The lying I've encountered has involved silliness: "I wasn't chewing gum"; " I did not hit him!"
When I recreate precisely what happened it's rarely an issue. I've never had to deal with serious cheating; maybe it's a math thing, but folks just don't make the effort to cheat in my class, maybe because the friends they sit next to don't know it, either 😂
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At The Atlantic: The Steep Costs of Imprisoning Juveniles with Adults.

Huge thanks to the Campaign for Youth Justice and Naoka Carey at Citizens for Juvenile Justice.
When young offenders are kept in adult prisons, they are much more likely to suffer sexual abuse and violence.
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Jordan Shapiro looks at what it means to let kids struggle. 
My favorite part about parenting is messing with my kids. That’s what makes it worth putting up with all the whining and irritation and thankless responsibility that goes with being a dad: I get these little miniature people that I can just mess with all day long. I especially enjoy [...]
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How this crisis aversion manifests itself in my classroom:
Students who raise their hand repeatedly during ONE exercise asking me "Am I doing this right?"
My response: "get an answer."; frustrates them because getting an answer risks failure, and failure means you have to do more work. 
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Great news for foster kids, thanks to the newest iteration of federal education policy (ESSA) signed last week. An update to last year's Atlantic piece on the reasons only 50% of foster kids graduate by age 18. 
It adds vital protections for the country’s most vulnerable students.
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I write about teaching and parenting at the New York Times, The Atlantic, Vermont Public Radio, and at www.jessicalahey.com.
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Law, 1999
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Comparative Literature, 1992
  • Dover-Sherborn High School
    1988