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» A Culture that Engages Every Family, Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D.

» How to Revitalize Your School-Parent Compact, Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D.

» How Do You Know if You're Really Open to Partnership, Anne Henderson & Karen Mapp

»PTA--Gateway to Engagement, Advocacy, and Access, Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

» The Power of Asking-Instead of Telling, Jody McVittie, M.D.

» Empathy in Action, Rick Ackerly, Ed.M.



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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!

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This Week's #PTChat: Parents' Guide to the Common Core
By Joe Mazza on December 4, 2012
   

The background, history and premise of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is important, but for our families, we need to break down exactly what these new standards look like for each grade level and how parents can support them in the home. The National PTA has recently published a Parents Guide to Student Success in PDF format in multiple languages.

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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.

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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.

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This Week's #PTchat - Creating a Positive Learning Environment At Home & At School
By Joe Mazza on November 13, 2012
   

Maxine Shaw, Head of Hazelwood School in Surrey, England said in an article for the autumn issue of Attain Magazine, “The very best schools will set children on a journey.” She continues on to say, “…each child sees themselves as an octopus, in a string bag, on a zip wire. As the child travels along the zip wire they will be able to swing away from the central line, grabbing every opportunity that is offered to them.”

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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.

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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!

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This Week's #PTChat: The Connected Parent: What does it mean for kids?
By Joe Mazza on October 8, 2012
   

As social media continues to expand its global reach at an astronomical pace (460,000 new registrations per day on Twitter), parents are taking note. 80% of those 460K sign-ups are between the ages of 18-35 - the age of many of our elementary school parents here in 2012.

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The Case for eFACE
By Joe Mazza on February 21, 2012
   
Parents’ use of social media causes schools to respond. It’s time for schools to recognize the demand for an eFACE component in home-school communication efforts. Ask yourself the right questions and learn about others already using social media tools to grow home-school partnerships.    Read more...
 
   
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