About the Author
Kathryn Brady has been a teacher for twenty-four years, specializing in the education of students with social and emotional difficulties. Currently, Kathryn is the instructional management and behavior specialist for the Fitchburg Public Schools in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. <P>Mary Beth Forton has taught language arts in elementary and middle schools, specializing in working with students with lrearning difficulties. She is now director of publications for Northeast Foundation for Children, where she has worked for fourteen years. She is co-author of "Classroom Spaces That Work." <P>Deborah Porter is a primary teacher at Heath Elementary School in Heath, Massachusetts. Her twenty-eight years in education include teaching at Greenfield Center School and co-founding and teaching at the Heath Preschool. She has been a Responsive Classroom workshop leader for the past sixteen years. <P>Robert A. "Chip" Wood is a co-founder of Northeast Foundation for Children and has over thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher, elementary school principal, and teacher educator. His books include "Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom, Ages 4-14" and "Time to Teach, Time to Learn: Changing the Pace of School."