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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!

Welcoming Practices Creating Schools that Support Students and Families in Transition

Welcoming Practices Creating Schools that Support Students and Families in Transition

Students change schools for a variety of reasons, and some students change more often than others - a reality that can leave them feeling emotionally disconnected and often academically at risk. Welcoming Practices summarizes the research on school transition and makes a case for why schools need to do a better job of welcoming new children and families and following up with them over time. Arriving at a moment in history in which schools are increasing attention on students' social and emotional development, this book captures the innovative practices that some institutions are using to connect with new students and provides practical strategies that all schools can use to make both students and parents feel a part of the school and community. The book discusses how to use technology to improve families' experiences in their new schools, provides strategies appropriate at the school and district levels, and gives schools suggestions for practices that are best suited for younger students as well as for those at middle and high school levels.

The Duty of American Women to Their Country

The Duty of American Women to Their Country

Author: Catharine Esther Beecher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2017

The Heart of the Christmas Tree

The Heart of the Christmas Tree

Author: Julian Gulbinski III Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2017

Involving Parents in their Children's Learning A Knowledge-Sharing Approach

Involving Parents in their Children's Learning A Knowledge-Sharing Approach

Author: Margy Whalley Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2017

Involving Parents in their Children's Learning is the story of the pioneering work of the Pen Green Centre for children and families. Showing how early years practitioners can collaborate effectively with parents, the book includes case studies of parents and children who have attended the centre, and charts developments in learning for both children and parents. The authors show how to: * support parents as their child's first educator * provide practical and psychological support to parents * involve fathers and male carers * share important child development concepts * support and extend children's learning * connect with services that parents may find 'hard to reach' This New Edition is updated throughout, revisiting some of the families and practitioners who feature in the previous editions and also includes 2 brand new chapters on 'Parents as Researchers' and 'Family Drop-in sessions'. Cath Arnold will be discussing key ideas from Involving Parents in their Children's Learning in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.

Involving Parents in their Children's Learning A Knowledge-Sharing Approach

Involving Parents in their Children's Learning A Knowledge-Sharing Approach

Author: Margy Whalley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2017

Involving Parents in their Children's Learning is the story of the pioneering work of the Pen Green Centre for children and families. Showing how early years practitioners can collaborate effectively with parents, the book includes case studies of parents and children who have attended the centre, and charts developments in learning for both children and parents. The authors show how to: * support parents as their child's first educator * provide practical and psychological support to parents * involve fathers and male carers * share important child development concepts * support and extend children's learning * connect with services that parents may find 'hard to reach' This New Edition is updated throughout, revisiting some of the families and practitioners who feature in the previous editions and also includes 2 brand new chapters on 'Parents as Researchers' and 'Family Drop-in sessions'. Cath Arnold will be discussing key ideas from Involving Parents in their Children's Learning in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.

Helping Parents Understand the Minds and Hearts of Generation Z

Helping Parents Understand the Minds and Hearts of Generation Z

Author: Ernest J., PhD, III Zarra Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Helping Parents Understand the Minds and Hearts of Generation Z takes parents into the daily lives of their 24-7, wired-up children. It allows parents and children to speak for themselves. This highly practical book provides parents insights into how Gen Z thinks, the ways their brains learn, and illustrates why children of this technological generation believe and act the ways they do. There are some red flags in American culture and smart technology and digital devices are right there at the center of them all. Students in Gen Z do not recall a time before the Internet and smart technology. As a result, serious issues are arising in American culture within Gen Z. These considerations have implications for families and interpersonal relationships and will also impact future economics, as more and more student from Gen Z graduate college and enter the workforce. Parents will find this book compelling and will be challenged to consider whether their withdrawn, ear-budded children are addicted to their devices and social media, and to where all of this might lead.

Helping Parents Understand the Minds and Hearts of Generation Z

Helping Parents Understand the Minds and Hearts of Generation Z

Author: Ernest J., PhD, III Zarra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Helping Parents Understand the Minds and Hearts of Generation Z takes parents into the daily lives of their 24-7, wired-up children. It allows parents and children to speak for themselves. This highly practical book provides parents insights into how Gen Z thinks, the ways their brains learn, and illustrates why children of this technological generation believe and act the ways they do. There are some red flags in American culture and smart technology and digital devices are right there at the center of them all. Students in Gen Z do not recall a time before the Internet and smart technology. As a result, serious issues are arising in American culture within Gen Z. These considerations have implications for families and interpersonal relationships and will also impact future economics, as more and more student from Gen Z graduate college and enter the workforce. Parents will find this book compelling and will be challenged to consider whether their withdrawn, ear-budded children are addicted to their devices and social media, and to where all of this might lead.

Narrowing the Achievement Gap Parental Engagement with Children's Learning

Narrowing the Achievement Gap Parental Engagement with Children's Learning

Author: Janet (University of Bath, UK) Goodall Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Narrowing the Achievement Gap proposes a radical change to our conception of learning, education and schooling, arguing that parental engagement is the best lever we have for school improvement and closing the achievement gap. Unique in its focus on original research linking underachievement and parental engagement, this book uses a range of international case studies to demonstrate that achievement isn't only reliant on what happens in school and that what happens out of school is equally important. Each chapter explores how schools can actively engage with parents and communities to reinstate education in the home, and to generate support to combat issues out of their control, including poverty, deprivation, and a lack of social capital. Although schools have an integral part to play in this process, it argues that parents and society must reconsider their own educational responsibility, regardless of background, and offers a solid research base and practical suggestions to help do so. Consisting of an in-depth and contemporary study of this significant issue in educational achievement and written by an expert in the field, this text will appeal to researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the fields of education, schooling, sociology of education, school effectiveness and improvement, school policy and school leadership.

Family Engagement with Schools Strategies for School Social Workers and Educators

Family Engagement with Schools Strategies for School Social Workers and Educators

Author: Nancy Feyl Chavkin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2017

Using forty years of evidence-based research as its core, Family Engagement with Education: Strategies for School Social Workers and Educators is the only book written specifically for social workers and social work students who work in partnership with educators. The text helps translate the rich research history about family involvement in education to practical strategies that school social workers can use in their daily practice with families and communities. It also presents the new Dual Capacity-Building Model and explains how, along with other conceptual frameworks, it is essential for school social workers as they design the programs and select the practices that will work best in their schools and communities. Family Engagement with Education is written in user-friendly language with many examples, case vignettes, and tools to guide the process of relationship building and program improvement. It includes the latest resources, toolkits, and related organizations for developing family, school, and community partnerships.

Improving Education Together A Guide to Labor-Management-Community Collaboration

Improving Education Together A Guide to Labor-Management-Community Collaboration

Author: Geoff Marietta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2017

Improving Education Together offers a step-by-step guide to Labor-Management-Community (LMC) collaboration, an intervention that has successfully improved student outcomes in a wide variety of school districts across the country. The authors illustrate how a culture of collaboration between labor, management, and community stakeholders can be built using readily available tools for needs assessment, root-cause analysis, team norms, brainstorming, consensus-building, and long-term planning. Improving Education Together offers detailed examples of how districts across the country-including Massachusetts, Maryland, and Illinois-have successfully implemented the LMC approach, along with resources and strategies employed and lessons learned from obstacles and setbacks encountered along the way. Timely, useful, and accessible, this guide will appeal to a broad audience of school leaders, board members, and community leaders eager to learn more about how to collectively lead and manage school district change that is sustainable and results in improved teaching and learning.