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GOOP
”Why Fathers Need to Be More Involved in Their Children’s School World” (Jan. 2019)

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FOR HETEROSEXUAL PARENTS, IT’S COMMON FOR MOM TO BE PRIVY TO HER CHILD’S SCHOOL WORLD while Dad is out in left field, says educational consultant Nat Damon. And this is a huge detriment—to the child, the parents, and the school.

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DERBY ACADEMY
”Former Faculty Returns With Message” (Jan. 2019)

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FORMER DERBY FACULTY MEMBER Nat Damon returned to campus January 11 to speak with faculty and to reflect on the significance of relationships; a lesson he learned at Derby that he has carried with him through his 25-year career in education.

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BECKET-CHIMNEY CORNERS YMCA
”Alumni News & Notes” (Nov. 2018)

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WHEN ASKED IN AN INTERVIEW about the influence of Camp Becket on his life, Nat said, “It was definitely cabin chat, without a doubt… the ability to expose kids to open ended questions, to reflection, appreciation, and critical thinking.”

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YOUR HIDDEN POWER
”Experience the Power of Relational Teaching” (Oct. 2018)

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EVERY KID IS DIFFERENT AND BRINGS TO THE CLASSROOM a whole mix and array of powers and strengths that the relational teacher will tap into.

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GOOP
”The Enduring Power of Relational Teaching” (Sept. 2018)

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WHEN A TEACHER MAKES A STUDENT FEEL SEEN—AND UNDERSTOOD—it can lead to incredible learning, says educational consultant Nat Damon. And that doesn’t call for grand gestures: Taking few seconds to tell a student she was great in the soccer game can be profound.

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PRESS RELEASE
"Time to Teach: Time to Reach"
(May 2018)

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NEW BOOK FOCUSES ON WHAT TEACHERS REALLY DO, and finds that great practice—and great learning—is driven by relationships.

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"TELL ME WHAT TO SAY"
Conversation, Communication, Teaching Podcast (Apr. 2018)

I THINK THAT THE IDEA OF SELF-TALK IS REALLY IMPORTANT, and you have to tell yourself that a different outcome is possible. And my mantra for myself was just because that's the way it has been, doesn't mean that that's the way that it has to be.

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EDUCATION WEEK
"After Parkland, Where Do We Go From Here?" (Mar. 2018)

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EDUCATION WEEK HAS RARELY SEEN AN EVENT THAT HAS STIRRED READERS quite like the deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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KCAL/CBS LOS ANGELES
“How to have a Fun and Productive Parent-Teacher Conference” (Oct. 2016)

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SOME PARENTS LOOK FORWARD TO ONE-ON-ONE TIME WITH TEACHERS, while others dread it. Research proves that family involvement that is linked to learning leads to bigger success at school.

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THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
L.A. Parents' Sports Freak-Out: "You Can't Cheer at an SAT Exam" (Aug. 2015)

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HYSTERICAL MOMS AND DADS SCREAM FROM THE SIDELINES, hire professional coaches ($400 an hour?!) and pressure their kids as they seek the ultimate prize: "This current craze isn't about getting your child into the NBA.

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DR. ROBIN BERMAN, MD
Permission to Parent: How to Raise Your Child with Love and Limits (Apr. 2015)

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TODAY, MANY PARENTS HAVE REJECTED THE DICTATORSHIPS they resented from their own childhoods. But they overcorrected by turning into child-pleasers. Showering praise and letting kids rule the roost has actually eroded the very self-esteem parents are trying to create.

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