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This Week's #PTChat: Raising Kids to Be Good Cyber Citizens

By Joe Mazza

PTChatAnnie Fox joins #PTchat this Wednesday night, June 6th at 9PM EDT to discuss the ways parents and teachers can raise kids to be good cyber citizens. We will discuss appropriate strategies for students in kindergarten through high school during our one hour chat.  

Mrs. Fox is a respected educator, award-winning author, and a trusted online adviser. Her life's work is helping teens become more self-aware, self-confident and better able to make choices that reflect who they really are. She does it through Q&A, events at schools, and books like her Middle School ConfidentialTM series. 

Annie is also committed to working with parents and teachers. Part of that effort recognizes that 21st century children require 21st century parenting and mentoring. Annie's live events and her "Family Confidential" podcast series teach adults how to give teens what they need for healthy social/emotional development in middle school and beyond. 

Join us this Wednesday night, 6/6/12 at 9PM EDT for Parent-Teacher Chat (#PTchat) All #PTchats are archived here for your easy review. 

New to Twitterchats? After logging on to Twitter, visit Tweetchat and simply enter "ptchat" in the box at the top. Follow along and participate as you as much as you like to join others around the world in this weekly chat. We look forward to engaging your unique and important parent and/or educator perspectives.


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Posted on June 4, 2012 by Joe Mazza

Joe Mazza is an elementary principal at Knapp Elementary School in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also a doctoral learner at the University of Pennsylvania studying technology's impact on home-school partnerships. You can follow Joe on Twitter @Joe_Mazza and participate in a weekly #PTchat (Parent-Teacher Chat) he hosts on Wednesdays at 9PM EST. He also writes a blog aimed to share innovative family engagement ideas for schools called eFACE Today. 

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Tags: #PTChat, *Parent Engagement at Home , *Technology & Partnership, Bullying Prevention, Character Development, Communicating, Social Media, Twitter

Posted September 17, 2013 by Medo
I am a mother of 3 and woerkd until my oldest was 4 1/2. At that time, I quit my job as a teacher to be a full-time stay-at-home mom. My youngest started kindergarten today. I have volunteered in my children's classrooms for the past 2 years and will continue to do so this year. Volunteering is one of the most satisfying experiences you will ever have! You get to know all of your children's classmates on a personal level and it allows you to participate in your children's lives on a whole new level. There are many wonderful public schools out there! Do some research. Talk to some parents who have children attending the schools. This is the era of choice. If you live in a district that is unsatisfactory, you can open enroll and choose a school that works for you. No school is perfect, but with parental involvement, all schools are made better! 

 

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