Educational Consultant Lori Day talks about the things that make parenting harder, like dispersed families, divided attention and pop culture, and the things that remain core, like the love of parents for kids and the need to communicate values.
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Lori Day is an educational psychologist and consultant with Lori Day Consulting in Concord,
MA. She has worked in the field of
education for over 25 years, serving in varied roles in public schools, private
schools and at the college level. Her work with students has spanned the years
from preschool through young adulthood in traditional academic settings,
alternative programs and special needs placements. Lori has over 10 years of
experience in school settings at an administrative level, including expertise
in admissions, financial aid, diversity work, special education, faculty mentoring
and teaching. She has been the Head of an independent school, overseeing all
academic and administrative functions of the institution and supervising all
areas of student, faculty, parent, administrator and trustee support.
At the beginning of her career, Lori was an educational psychologist who
conducted psycho-educational evaluations, diagnosed learning disabilities,
advocated for special education services for qualifying students, counseled
students individually and in groups, ran parent support groups and consulted
with parents, teachers and administrators around students who were struggling
or in crisis.
Lori is also an experienced writer and editor, having contributed to the
written materials of a number of schools, small businesses and nonprofits in
the U.S. and U.K. She blogs for The
Huffington Post, writes the educational column A Day in the Classroom for
the Concord Journal and is a
contributing blogger at Funderstanding.com.
Loris professional blog, Its
Your Day, covers a variety of topics in parenting and education.