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|Employing Restorative Measures to Stop Bullying|
|By Josette Luvmour, PhD on September 4, 2013|
Back to school is here and the topic of Bullying in schools in on everyone’s mind. We now know that exclusionary discipline harms children and communities. In this blog-post I share some useful tools that I learned at a recent conference that focused on Restorative Justice Discipline for schools.Read more...
|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...
|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...
|Alfie Kohn on Parent Involvement in Education|
|By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D. on February 11, 2013|
Alfie Kohn, a highly respected leader in the field of education and parenting, asks some critical questions about parent involvement. Are we so focused on how many parents are involved that we've lost sight of the nature of their engagement?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: Partnerships: From Core Beliefs to Practice|
|By Joe Mazza on November 19, 2012|
Join us on this week's #PTchat as we take a look at the research on creating and building a home-school partnership, while sharing examples what this looks like in today's schools.Read more...
|This Week's #PTchat - Education Through the Eyes of US Presidential Candidates|
|By Joe Mazza on October 22, 2012|
This Wednesday night at 9PM EDT/6PM PST, we'll be talking politics and the future of U.S. Education on #PTchat (Parent-Teacher Chat). Nikhil Goyal (@nikhilgoya_l), a 17 year-old student and author of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School will answer questions and offer ideas during our chat according to his lens as a student attending today's schools.Read more...
|Engaging Every Secondary School Family|
|By Dr. Steven M. Constantino on September 26, 2012|
A persistent and perennial challenge is focused on engaging secondary school families. The truth is that there are very successful ways to help families engage with their older children. Regardless of their age, every child wants their family engaged. The presence of significant adults in the life of a teenager is essential to their continued growth, development and success. However, it is true that engaging with secondary school students is a tad more daunting, but not impossible!Read more...
|Can We Just Stop Asking Why Family Engagement is Necessary?|
|By Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D. on July 2, 2012|
In most cases, families are seen as assets or liabilities. The New Standards for Global Family Engagement ™ emphasize the need for a culture that is inclusive of every family. To achieve this first and perhaps most critical step means that schools and districts must truly embrace the concept of engaging every family and believe that regardless of the situation, there is value in building meaningful relationships with all families.Read more...
|A Culture that Engages Every Family|
|By Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D. on May 26, 2012|
|The New Standards for Global Family Engagement ™ start at what we believe to be the most critical component of the ability of schools to engage families and also promote their efficacy. Culture. Shaping a culture that embraces families will ensure that the engagement will be consistent, permeate the organization and be sustained over time. Read more...|
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|*School-Family Partnership (71)|
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|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|