Jenni Helj and Haidee Thesing discuss practical ways to help students relate well with others.

Looking for some practical strategies to help students become more responsible, not only for their academic work, but also for solving conflicts with classmates? Ever have trouble coming up with consequences for student misbehavior on the spot? Are younger parents asking for help in training their children? Do you want faculty to come to school refreshed each day instead of burnt out with chronic discipline problems or classroom management challenges? We have found helpful answers in Love and Logic parenting materials and training materials. While not all of the strategies in this curriculum are appropriate for a classical Christian school setting, many of them have been helpful in training our faculty and students, and for providing a common language for students, parents and faculty alike.

Jenni Helj

Jenni graduated from California State University in Long Beach with a bachelor's degree in liberal studies/ speech communication and holds a master's degree in educational administration from Concordia University in Irvine. She has been involved with classical Christian education for 15 years as both a grammar school teacher and administrator. She is currently the Grammar School Principal of e Cambridge School in San Diego, where she has the privilege of working with students, teachers and parents to further the mission of the school in the lives of the students.

Haidee Thesing

Haidee Thesing is a California Clear, multiple subject credentialed teacher with a bachelor's degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a master’s degree in education from San Jose State University. She taught with the Menlo Park City School District for five years, where she was a master teacher. A er moving back to her native San Diego several years ago, she has been a classroom volunteer, substitute teacher and assistant teacher at a local private school. Haidee is thrilled to be in her h year teaching 1st grade at e Cambridge School. She is most passionate about training the next generation to love God with all their “heart, soul, mind and strength.”

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