All Blog Posts Tagged 'parent' (8)

The FUNdamentals of teacher webpages

Teacher webpages: Everyone's getting one, so you want to join the fun, right? 

Fantastic! But -- just like all best practice -- you have to have a plan when you start building your page.

Webpages are a great tool for communicating with students and their parents, but must be treated with careful thought, not just as a last-minute add-on accessory if…

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Added by Michelle Vroom on September 21, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Parent Volunteer

Thinking about having parent volunteers? Check out this form, which also includes items parents can do from home if they are not able to come in to the classroom during the day.  Make all your parents feel like they are a part of your classroom with activities they can do at home or in school.

I usually hand these out at Back to School night so that it goes directly to the parents. If a parent cannot make it then, I'll send home with the students and also will upload it to my…

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Added by Melissa Rosen on August 13, 2014 at 8:35am — 1 Comment

Parent Night Activities: Getting Parents and Students Actively Involved

It's never too early in the year to begin thinking about Parent Night.

 

The thought of talking for an hour to a group of adults seems daunting. Even with children, I try to speak no more than five minutes before directing them to an activity that synthesizes what was shared.

 

I have parents and students do the talking. Here are some suggestions if you want to get parents and students more active in the process:

 

1. Have parents active from the…

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Added by Janet Abercrombie on September 16, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

"T - 2": Preparing for the Extra Duties

At "T minus 2", I begin sifting through the calendars and emails about upcoming meetings, lunch duty schedules, curriculum planning updates, and more.



As I enter dates into my plan book and Google calendar, I remember the year that I was a substitute teacher. I arrived at 7:30 and left at 3:30 with all papers graded, plans for the next day solidified, and specific anecdotal notes on the progress of each child. I often wondered, Why is it that, when I teach full time, I stay until… Continue

Added by Janet Abercrombie on August 28, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Parenting 2.0: How to Help Parents with Digital Issues and Fears

Did your mama talk to you about sexting, cyberbullying, and watching what you post on Facebook? Parents today have a whole new set of challenges and issues, raised by technology at school and home. Learn how you can help parents understand the real issues, fears and challenges and support them in being great parents in a 2.0 world. Resources for schools and families will be shared, and the core presentation is based on presentations at school PTA meetings, Wired Safety, and Wired…

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Added by Dr. Rita Oates on February 3, 2011 at 6:54am — 7 Comments

Exploring the World of Free Teaching Productivity Resources on the Web

There are so many free productivity tools available on the Internet for today’s educators. I’m creating a resource page that list many of the most useful ones, and I’d love to have your input!

By “productivity” tools and resources, I am referring to tools that can help teachers get their jobs done more efficiently or effectively, at no cost (beyond the effort required to use the resources, of course). There are so many of these types of tools out on the…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on November 29, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Parent Resources



Help! My student needs to write a report.


Research at the Library of Congress. Check out the American Memory link.

Use the search tool for report ideas at Thinkfinity



Math

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives…

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Added by Patrick Kutkey on April 11, 2009 at 3:33pm — No Comments

are you a good math parent…?

There are many characteristics that must be known to be a good Math parent.

* Let your children know They can succeed and avoid conveying negative attitudes toward math.Try to keep your comment positive. Praise whenever possible.



* Ask what your child did in math today.



* Be ready to talk with your children about math and to listen to what They’re saying. Even when you yourself don’t know how to solve a problem, asking a… Continue

Added by Amin Herwansyah on January 26, 2009 at 4:22am — No Comments

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