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|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...
|Coping with Anxiety Following Tragedy|
|By Ryan Rivera, Guest Article on December 18, 2012|
Worrying about your children? Here are tips for parents coping with anxiety after the Newtown Elementary School shooting.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...
|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...
|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.Read more...
|It's the Holiday Season -- Dilemmas for Parents and Schools|
|By Meryl Ain, Ed.D. on November 28, 2012|
We're no longer a homogenous society and holiday celebrations at school may pose problems to your family's beliefs or even to your child's health! Here are some suggestions for working with your school to ensure a good experience for all children.Read more...
|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.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...
|Parent Engagement Work Yields Hundreds of Parent Graduates|
|By Ryan M. Tracy on November 17, 2012|
Parent Engagement work has to be scaled up to reach the masses of parents. In this article, see how Stand for Children's, Stand UP (University for Parents) program reached hundreds of parents this fall.Read more...
|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.”Read more...
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|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|