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|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...
|Early Social Education For Children|
|By Rick Ackerly, Ed.M. on December 5, 2012|
So much of what we read about combatting bullying, instilling morality and teaching empathy leaves out our greatest resource: the natural inclinations of children to care about other people. The secret to empowering children to be socially responsible is to treat them as if they are already on it.Read more...
|Drugs and Alcohol Affect Family Engagement|
|By Dr. Joni Samples on October 6, 2012|
I'd like your help with one of the groups we called disenfranchised. We could all use help with those that we can't reach. Parents engaged in drug and alcohol abuse are, to me, some of the most difficult to engage in their children's learning. This is an invitation to share your expertise. Suggestions anyone?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...
|This Week's #PTchat: Helping Families Cope with Tragedy|
|By Joe Mazza on July 22, 2012|
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those dealing with the horrific Colorado theatre shooting that occurred this past Friday night. Many lost their lives and were injured physically and emotionally as a result. Schools can offer a great deal of support during times of family tragedy.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...
|The Keys to School Success Begin At Home|
|By Sharon Youngman M.Ed/C.L.C. [Guest Article] on May 31, 2012|
|Children reap the synergistic effects of school and home when parents and educators align goals that provide consistent expectations that strengthen student’s emotional, intellectual and social development. It may be the secret ingredient to empowering our failing public schools. Read more...|
|Parent Engagement in Education: Transforming Schools and our Communities|
|By Myrdin Thompson on May 17, 2012|
|Parents who are actively engaged in their school communities should also be seen as essential partners in community transformation. All voices are needed in the dialogue concerning creating a viable and healthy future for our children. Read more...|
|Empowering Children to Realize Their Potential for Good|
|By Connie K. Grier, M.Ed. on May 11, 2012|
|Student learning takes place both inside of the classroom and out. Here's a valuable lesson that can positively impact both academic and social growth for students. Read more...|
|Want Cooperative Children? Treat Them As If They Are|
|By Rick Ackerly, Ed.M. on April 24, 2012|
|By underestimating children's natural inclination for empathy and altruism, adults end up teaching selfishness rather than expanding their repertoire of social skills. Read more...|
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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|