Tag: Back to School Preparations

Home Systems Set Up: How to Prepare for the School Year Launch in Your Home Environment

N.A.S.A. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is doing a check of your child’s learning environment to make sure all systems are ready to support a successful launch. At school, they might look for the following: School: ________safe, caring school environment? ________building trusting connections between students, teachers, staff and families? ________stimulating, well-managed, and participatory classroom environment …

The Connection Trifecta: Building Relationships between Students, Teachers and Families from the Start

“Mom!!!” E, my now fourth grader, exclaimed with a big smile as he greeted me in the first week of school at after school pick-up time. “Guess what my new favorite class is?” I quickly flashed through the likely answers in my mind including gym, lunch, and recess. “It’s Spanish!” he responded urgently wanting to …

Helping Your Family Deal with Back to School Butterflies and On Thrive Global Today!

“Everyone has butterflies when they are starting something new. Just make sure you visualize them flying in formation and you’ll be fine.” – My Dad, David Smith from a Dale Carnegie Public Speaking Course If you are a parent, you are likely in the middle of clothing and supply shopping preparing for the first day …

Easing the Back to School Transition

“I’m gonna hold onto this couch and never let go!” – E. Miller, Age 6 It’s the morning after our summer vacation at the lake. E awoke and said he had had a nightmare. “My school became a haunted village. A ghost dragged me around the grounds. And all of my school friends were at …

On Getting Smart: “Smart Parents and Back to School Preparations; Supporting Social Learning”

On “Getting Smart” in the Smart Parents series and next week, in the Huffington Post, Education section… “Smart Parents and Back to School Preparations: Supporting Social Learning” It begins… After the first week of school, I walked my seven year old son home along with one of his friends for a playdate. As we talked …