The pace of activities and anticipation of summer can add to a sense of frenzy in these final school days. Children are excited about vacations and swimming. Parents are ready to shed the early morning commute to school and the pressures of… Read More
“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… Read More
I wrote a guest blog for the excellent site, Encourage Play by Janine Halloran. Check out my article and while you’re there, explore the many helpful resources for parents on the site! Here’s how the article begins: The Challenges and Opportunities of… Read More
All parties – schools, families, and community members – share the responsibility for building trust. But those who hold the official power within schools and classrooms have to set the tone and lead by example. -Arina Bokas, Building Powerful Learning Environments From… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Arina Bokas, building powerful learning environments, children's development, children's learning, Collaboration, emotions and learning, Family-School Partnerships, metacognition, Rowman and LIttlefield, school-family-community partnerships, self-efficacy evaluation, Social and Emotional Skills
Productive collaborations between family and school, therefore, will demand that parents and teachers recognize the critical importance of each other’s participation in the life of the child. – Sara Lawrence Lightfoot Teachers gain plenty of experience over time having difficult conversations… Read More
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