When is a Good Time to Change Patterns of Behavior?
"Years ago, I was called in to consult for a high school student in the spring. Jason was in 10th grade. Upon my arrival, his case manager shared an exhaustive list of “concerns” for Jason. Those lists often feel like complaints to me, a rap sheet of educational crimes the student continues to commit: he doesn’t arrive to classes on time; he doesn’t bring the proper books; he is unprepared; he doesn’t attend to the lessons; he doesn’t complete his homework; etc. “Okay,” I oft