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|This Week's #PTChat: Make this Year's Back to School Night Your Best Yet!|
|By Joe Mazza on August 26, 2012|
The new school year is here. It's time to meet your new families and begin developing that strong home-school partnership to lean on throughout the school year. Back to School Night is oftentimes your first impression to set the tone for a fantastic school year.Read more...
|Constructive Parent Involvement on the First Day of School: Five Disciplines for Parental Anxiety|
|By Rick Ackerly, Ed.M. on August 22, 2012|
Not all parent engagement with school is helpful; some parent involvement can actually interfere with children’s education. When a parent and teacher work together to empower each child they can change the game of school from a game of abilities and achievement to a game of learning from struggle, challenge, mistakes, conflict and disappointment, and becoming stronger, smarter, more adaptive people and bring out the genius in every child.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.
|Engage Every Parent: Identifying Goals for Parent Engagement|
|By Nancy Tellett-Royce & Susan Wootten [Guest Article] on January 15, 2011|
|How do we engage every parent? This book by Nancy Tellett-Royce and Susan Wootten, published by Search Institute, provides valuable insights and helpful advice. Just as students have unique personalities and situations, so do parents. Learn how to engage, not just the ones who eagerly volunteer, but others who may not know how to participate.
|How Do You Know if You Are Open to Partnership?|
|By Anne T. Henderson, Karen L. Mapp [Guest Article] on April 15, 2010|
| The authors of "Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships," share four core beliefs about parents and schools, discuss why partnerships are important, and ask the essential question, "How do you know you are open to partnership?" This article, excerpted with permission from their successful book, is filled with thoughtful concepts, excellent examples, and ways to remove the barriers to creating family-school partnerships that work.
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|*Parent Engagement at Home (89)|
|Learning environment (42)|
|Critical Thinking (16)|
|Study Skills (10)|
|Social Skills (11)|
|Character Development (33)|
|Bullying Prevention (11)|
|Positive Discipline (14)|
|Parents as teachers (47)|
|*School-Family Partnership (67)|
|Building trust & respect (37)|
|2-way communication (36)|
|Parents in classroom (5)|
|*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 (7)|
|*Educational Policy (15)|
|PTA - PTO (9)|
|Ed Reform (21)|
|Mom Congress (1)|
|April is Autism Awareness Month: 4 Great Reads from Parents in the Know|
|Common Core Standards: What Parents Need to Know|
|When Parents Advocate for the Right Stuff|
|Kindergarten – Successfully Launching Your Child Into the K-12 System|
|Alfie Kohn on Parent Involvement in Education|