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|Why Family Involvement? Because What Happens at Home Comes to School|
|By Maria Chesley Fisk, PhD on June 3, 2013|
Our families are, in essence, our living textbooks - they teach lesson after lesson on how much to value hard work, how to manage time, and how to treat ourselves and others. Learn what research says families do that makes a difference to student learning and achievement.Read more...
|This Week's #PTChat: Pros & Cons of Longer School Days|
|By Joe Mazza on December 9, 2012|
Five states have approved adding 300 hours to school days in an effort to close achievement gaps and re-imagine the school day. Join us to discuss the pros and cons of kids spending more time at school!Read more...
|This Week's #PTchat - Recognizing Students for In & Out of School Accomplishments|
|By Joe Mazza on November 26, 2012|
In June, we spent an hour on #PTchat talking about whether Awards Assemblies were best for all kids. We agreed it was good to recognize students for all they do, but one takeaway highlighted how difficult it is for some students to be a part of the audience when year after year, their names are NOT the ones called, even if they made great strides during the school year.Read more...
|This Week's #PTChat: Making Home Visits Successful|
|By Joe Mazza on November 6, 2012|
This week’s Parent-Teacher Chat on Twitter focuses on “home visits” made by educators to engage families. Virginia Supt. Dr. Steve Constantino and Iowa Principal JimmyCasas will join us as experienced resources for this discussion.Read more...
|This Week's #PTChat: A Conference Especially for Parents|
|By Joe Mazza on October 15, 2012|
During this week's #PTChat on Twitter, we'll discuss ideas on how to provide parents with training both in traditional and un-conference-like offerings. We'll discuss the role of teachers, parents, leaders, and students -- and potentially plan an actual "ParentCamp." Join us!Read more...
|Playgrounds in Norway and Denmark|
|By Josette Luvmour, PhD on October 10, 2012|
While traveling recently, I had the pleasure of coming across the most enjoyable playgrounds for children both at schools and in public areas. These playgrounds were so simple yet wide open for creative imaginative play. I discovered that Europe is a leader is uniting children with spontaneous play in playground design.Read more...
|Plane Rides Make Learning Fun|
|By Dr. Joni Samples on August 4, 2012|
Every activity can be a new learning experience for a child. Moms, Grandmoms, Dads, sister, and brothers can be the "teacher" and the child can soak up learning like a dry sponge attracts water. In this article, see how well three-year-old Ben takes to learning on a plane ride. Every first time event is new to a child so let's make it the best and fullest learning experience possible.Read more...
|Adults Develop in Relationship with Their Children|
|By Josette Luvmour, PhD on June 30, 2012|
Parenting can be a transformational experience that changes an adult for their lifetime. In the old days, it was thought that when we raised our children, the influence ran from adult to child, from us to them. We now know that adult development and child development are interconnected—in an intricate dance of mutual development. Nurturing development in the child leads to the emergence of new-meaning, self-knowledge, and ultimately wisdom in the adult.Read more...
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|Bullying Prevention (12)|
|Positive Discipline (15)|
|Parents as teachers (50)|
|*School-Family Partnership (71)|
|Building trust & respect (39)|
|2-way communication (37)|
|Parents in classroom (6)|
|*Diverse Families (13)|
|Non college-bound (1)|
|Low-income/ At risk (7)|
|Special Needs/LD (5)|
|*Technology & Partnership (11)|
|EdTech Resources (3)|
|Social Media (25)|
|*Out-of-School Time (8)|
|*Educational Policy (15)|
|PTA - PTO (10)|
|Ed Reform (22)|
|Mom Congress (1)|
|Managing Your Child�s Food Allergy at School|
|Volunteer Deja Vu All Over Again|
|Employing Restorative Measures to Stop Bullying|
|Should Schools Teach Values or is that the Parents� Responsibility?|
|Make Summer Reading a Priority|