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School/community relations & school/home relations

See below for a selection of the latest books from School/community relations & school/home relations category. Presented with a red border are the School/community relations & school/home relations books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great School/community relations & school/home relations books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Partnering with Families for Student Success 24 Scenarios for Problem Solving with Parents

Partnering with Families for Student Success 24 Scenarios for Problem Solving with Parents

Author: Patricia A. Edwards, Rand J. Spiro, Lisa M. Domke, Ann M. Castle Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2019

Chapter modules cover common challenges teachers face in a variety of situations, including conducting honest parent-teacher conferences, dealing with discipline issues, responding to confrontational parents, and educating neurodiverse students. Each module includes questions, worksheets, and background information for developing asset-based approaches that consider caregivers' and students' underlying needs.

Families & Educators Together Building Great Relationships that Support Young Children

Families & Educators Together Building Great Relationships that Support Young Children

Author: Derry Koralek, Karen Nemeth, Kelly Ramsey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

Home-school relationships have always been a cornerstone of children's success and well-being. But cultivating positive, supportive partnerships between educators and families is an ongoing process, one that requires reciprocal respect and communication to grow. Use the practical information and ideas in this book to develop and embed a culture of family engagement in all aspects of your early childhood program, from curriculum planning to addressing children's individual needs, by Creating a welcoming environment for families Providing many ways for families to engage in the program and their children's learning Ensuring two-way communication and addressing communication challenges Building on learning opportunities families already provide at home Supporting diverse home languages and cultures Collaborating on community-wide efforts Packed with strategies, resources, and examples from early childhood programs, this book illustrates numerous ways to engage families in your early childhood community so that together, families + educators = thriving children.

Family Dialogue Journals School-Home Partnerships That Support Student Learning

Family Dialogue Journals School-Home Partnerships That Support Student Learning

Author: JoBeth Allen, Jennifer Beaty, Angela Dean, Joseph Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

This honest, clearly written, and accessible book shows how to use Family Dialogue Journals to increase and deepen learning among students in grades K-12. Written by teachers who have been implementing and studying the use of weekly journals for several years, the book shares what they have learned and why they have found these journals to be an invaluable tool for forming effective partnerships with families. Learn from first-hand accounts how students write weekly about one big idea they have studied, and then invite a family member to participate in the discussion by asking him/her to write a response to the student's question about the topic in the journal. Through these journal entries, students share their family knowledge with classmates while actively engaging with the curriculum. In turn, teachers extend the academic discussion by writing to each family and incorporating the family contributions into classroom lessons. Family participation in journal entries is remarkably high across ages, ethnicities, and diverse economic backgrounds.

Collaborative Action Research Developing Professional Learning Communities

Collaborative Action Research Developing Professional Learning Communities

Author: Stephen P. Gordon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2019

Those new to action research are provided an overview and map to guide participants through the process. Gordon evaluates the work of the School Improvement Network, a partnership in which university professors and graduate students collaborated with K - 12 school leaders and teachers to design, implement, and assess schoolwide action research projects focused on long-term school improvement.Describing the role of both the university and the school, Collaborative Action Research : explores critical aspects of collaborative action, including establishing relationships, using critical friends, developing leadership teams, readiness, organization, and implementation; provides lessons learned from successful and unsuccessful programs, to show schools what to do and what to avoid; and, examines schools in Texas that have used action research to improve student achievement within a standards-based environment.

Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

Author: Anthony Esolen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2019

Esolen signals with this book his presence in the top rank of authors of cultural criticism. -American Spectator Play dates, soccer practice, day care, political correctness, drudgery without facts, television, video games, constant supervision, endless distractions: these and other insidious trends in child rearing and education are now the hallmarks of childhood. As author Anthony Esolen demonstrates in this elegantly written, often wickedly funny book, almost everything we are doing to children now constricts their imaginations, usually to serve the ulterior motives of the constrictors. Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child takes square aim at these accelerating trends, in a bitingly witty style reminiscent of C. S. Lewis, while offering parents-and children-hopeful alternatives. Esolen shows how imagination is snuffed out at practically every turn: in the rearing of children almost exclusively indoors; in the flattening of love to sex education, and sex education to prurience and hygiene; in the loss of traditional childhood games; in the refusal to allow children to organize themselves into teams; in the effacing of the glorious differences between the sexes; in the dismissal of the power of memory, which creates the worst of all possible worlds in school-drudgery without even the merit of imparting facts; in the strict separation of the child's world from the adult's; and in the denial of the transcendent, which places a low ceiling on the child's developing spirit and mind. But Esolen doesn't stop at pointing out the problem; he offers clear solutions as well. With charming stories from his own boyhood and an assist from the master authors and thinkers of the Western tradition, Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child is a welcome respite from the overwhelming banality of contemporary culture. Interwoven throughout this indispensable guide to child rearing is a rich tapestry of the literature, music, art, and thought that once enriched the lives of American children. Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child confronts contemporary trends in parenting and schooling by reclaiming lost traditions. This practical, insightful book is essential reading for any parent who cares about the paltry thing that childhood has become, and who wants to give a child something beyond the dull drone of today's culture.

Money for Good Grades and Other Myths About Motivating Kids Strategies for Parents and Teachers

Money for Good Grades and Other Myths About Motivating Kids Strategies for Parents and Teachers

Author: Barbara R. (Blackburn Consulting Group, USA) Blackburn Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2019

In this helpful resource, expert educator Barbara R. Blackburn guides parents through the top eight myths about motivation and reveals what really works for kids. Each chapter is filled with practical information and stories that help you understand how to handle a variety of situations related to your child's success at school. Blackburn helps you get to the bottom of issues such as: * Is motivating with rewards effective? * What if your student doesn't care about school? * How does your relationship with your student affect their motivation? * How can you set high expectations without too much pressure? * Is it okay for my kid to struggle, get stuck, and fail? * How does competition affect success in school? * What should you do when nothing seems to be working? Chapters also include specific classroom connections for each strategy, so you can begin proactively working with your child's teacher. With the accessible advice in this book, you'll be able to reach your child more effectively so that he or she is more motivated from within, and more successful in school and beyond! Bonus: Guides for collaboration between parents and schools are available on our website at www.routledge.com/9781138368200 so that schools can use the book to work more effectively with parents through PTA and PTO organizations, family support groups, and more. You'll also find a guide for parents to use to facilitate book clubs or reading groups.

Money for Good Grades and Other Myths About Motivating Kids Strategies for Parents and Teachers

Money for Good Grades and Other Myths About Motivating Kids Strategies for Parents and Teachers

Author: Barbara R. (Blackburn Consulting Group, USA) Blackburn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2019

In this helpful resource, expert educator Barbara R. Blackburn guides parents through the top eight myths about motivation and reveals what really works for kids. Each chapter is filled with practical information and stories that help you understand how to handle a variety of situations related to your child's success at school. Blackburn helps you get to the bottom of issues such as: * Is motivating with rewards effective? * What if your student doesn't care about school? * How does your relationship with your student affect their motivation? * How can you set high expectations without too much pressure? * Is it okay for my kid to struggle, get stuck, and fail? * How does competition affect success in school? * What should you do when nothing seems to be working? Chapters also include specific classroom connections for each strategy, so you can begin proactively working with your child's teacher. With the accessible advice in this book, you'll be able to reach your child more effectively so that he or she is more motivated from within, and more successful in school and beyond! Bonus: Guides for collaboration between parents and schools are available on our website at www.routledge.com/9781138368200 so that schools can use the book to work more effectively with parents through PTA and PTO organizations, family support groups, and more. You'll also find a guide for parents to use to facilitate book clubs or reading groups.

Partnering with Parents Boosting Literacy for All Ages

Partnering with Parents Boosting Literacy for All Ages

Author: Mary Schreiber Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2019

Caregiver involvement is key to a child's reading success story, and libraries are in the perfect position to provide the guidance needed for parents and caregivers to embrace their role as their children's first and most enduring teachers. * Teaches librarians how to mentor parents and caregivers, offering different strategies to make a child a reader for life * Includes a go-to list of books and materials to recommend and display * Offers programs that work to engage parents and caregivers in their children's reading life * Shows how to make the library a center for education and learning

Partnering with Families for Student Success 24 Scenarios for Problem Solving with Parents

Partnering with Families for Student Success 24 Scenarios for Problem Solving with Parents

Author: Patricia A. Edwards, Rand J. Spiro, Lisa M. Domke, Ann M. Castle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2019

Chapter modules cover common challenges teachers face in a variety of situations, including conducting honest parent-teacher conferences, dealing with discipline issues, responding to confrontational parents, and educating neurodiverse students. Each module includes questions, worksheets, and background information for developing asset-based approaches that consider caregivers' and students' underlying needs.