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|When Parents Advocate for the Right Stuff|
|By Rick Ackerly, Ed.M. on March 7, 2013|
When we parents advocate for our children, let's make sure we advocate for the right things.Read more...
|Social Anxiety Disorder v Ashley|
|By Rick Ackerly, Ed.M. on January 18, 2013|
When a child isn’t playing the game of school perfectly, it is not a problem; it is a challenge. Description rather than diagnosis is called for, creative thinking rather than problem solving. The medical model does not apply in education. It’s a different discipline all together.Read more...
|Five New Year's Resolutions for Parents|
|By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D. on December 26, 2012|
New Year’s is a time to reflect on the past and make plans for the future. Why not use this time to reflect on the genius in your child, and then make plans to nurture that genius throughout the year?Read more...
|Students with Strong Roots Can Weather Storms|
|By Connie K. Grier, M.Ed., ABD on November 2, 2012|
Many students look at a day off from school as a day off from learning. With student achievement at crisis levels, it is essential that the home base is seen as an institution of learning that fosters both inquiry and empathy.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...
|Summer Days and Personal Reflection|
|By Josette Luvmour, PhD on August 1, 2012|
Summertime and the living is…well…just as busy as any other time of the year. Children home more can mean even busier schedules. Patience can be in short supply when your child spills or breaks something? It is so easy react from habit…and later think, “I wish I hadn’t reacted that way.” There’s an easy way to make a new choice this summer.Read more...
|Improving Your Child's Thinking This Summer|
|By Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD on July 28, 2012|
What kind of thinker is your child? Does he ask questions? Does she believe everything her friends suggest? Keeping your child's mind active during the summer and teaching good critical thinking skills not only helps the transition back to school but helps kids become engaged learners. Learn how to help!Read more...
|How Parental Authority Can Increase Children's Authority|
|By Rick Ackerly, Ed.M. on July 25, 2012|
When parents are confident in the authority that comes with their position, learning from children only enhances parental authority in the eyes of their children.Read more...
|Teaching to the Test is not Education|
|By Josette Luvmour, PhD on May 8, 2012|
|A child’s relationship with learning has nothing to do with testing. Teaching to the test is not education and actually reduces a student’s love for learning. Standardized testing does not even give us a good reading on a student’s learning or an educator’s effectiveness.
|By Dr. Joni Samples on April 14, 2012|
|Children are naturally creative in their thinking. Our job is to be an active part of the development of that creativity. Playing games, engaging in activities, having conversation, and quiet contemplation expands thinking. Try a few of these activities and see how they might work for you and your child. Read more...|
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|*Parent Engagement at Home (92)|
|Learning environment (44)|
|Critical Thinking (16)|
|Study Skills (10)|
|Social Skills (12)|
|Character Development (35)|
|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|