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Extractions: September 2000 Cover Story s Getting Help from Home News s Debate s It's Time to Uncork the Bottle s My Story is This: Utah Students Deserve More s Earning Respect Through Numbers s Rights Watch s Do'ers Profile s s Interview Learning s Innovators s s Reading s Inside Scoop s ESP On the Team s Tips for the Wired Classroom Departments s Letters s President's Viewpoint s My Turn s Health and Fitness s NEA 2000 RA s People s Money s Resources s In the Light Lane s Masthead Cover Story Getting Help from Home As you launch into a new school year, don't forget one of your most important resources for student success: parents! Take a lesson from NEA members who know: Parents aren't just for permission slips anymore. I n theory, everybody acknowledges the critical link between parental involvement in school and student success. Practice is often a different storybut not at Ensley Elementary in Pensacola, Florida. "Our heart is in our families," says Judy Miller, the NEA member who coordinates the Ensley Parent Resource Program. "Our goal," adds Miller, an administrative clerk, "is to nurture strong family-school relationships that invite our children and parents to experience school together."
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Extractions: There are huge chunks of unused time you can use to develop your students listening and language skills. Learn where to find it in this unique session. Discover great sponge activities you can play with your students (or teach parents) to encourage reading and help build strong sound and letter awareness and maximize reading comprehension. (Activity masters and a study guide for kindergarten are provided.)
Extractions: Back INFORMATION AND UPDATES: Below is some information and updates. Click on the appropriate heading to get to that section of the file. Want to help your colleagues? Send us your tip or tell us how you handled a difficult situation and we may publish your "solution" here. Send comments and questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org CONTENTS Important notice Neither the author nor the publisher is in the business of providing legal advice. Should legal advice be wanted or needed, the reader is encouraged and advised to consult a qualified legal practitioner. The ideas given here are suggestions only. All aspects of a situation need to be considered carefully before any action is taken by an educator, especially in situations that may result in misunderstandings or litigation. Information Update Q.E.C.O. Has Moved
Extractions: Search Automotive Traffic Personals Real Estate ... Yellow Pages // Set DC ad position if(typeof dcadposition == 'undefined')dcadposition = 1; else dcadposition++; document.write(""); Email This Story Print This Story "Parents who know their children's teachers and help with the homework and teach their kids right from wrong these parents can make all the difference." Vote: How Can Parents Help Kids Learn? Family involvement includes a lot of different types of activities. Some parents and families may have the time to get involved in many ways. Other may only have the time for one or two activities. But whatever your level of involvement, remember: If you get involved and stay involved, you can make a world of difference. Family involvement in education can mean: Reading a bedtime story to your preschool child ... checking homework every night ... getting involved in PTA ... discussing your children's progress with teachers ... voting in school board elections ... helping your school to set challenging academic standards ... limiting TV viewing to no more than two hours on school nights ... getting personally involved in governing your school ... becoming an advocate for better education in your community and state ... and insisting on high standards of behavior for children.
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Extractions: How Parents and Families Can Help Their Children Do Better in School At times, parents feel that educators talk down to them or speak in educational jargon they do not understand. School signs often seem unwelcoming. Schools should make every effort to reach out and communicate with parents in a clear way and listen to what they have to say. To ensure that all parents have access to information, written material should be concise and easily readable. Schools should be parent-friendly. Some school newsletters for parents include a glossary of terms to help parents understand school improvement efforts. Other schools use regularly scheduled telephone calls to stay in contact with families. When schools develop improvement plans, families ought to be included at every stage of the process to get their input and to give them a sense of shared responsibility. Many schools, supported by the new Goals 2000: Educate America Act, are now developing such plans. They are working to raise academic standards, improve teaching, make schools safer, introduce computers and other learning technologies into the classroom, and to make many other vitally needed changes. The full involvement of parents and other members of the community is instrumental to the success of these efforts.
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Extractions: For some reason, teaching Aikido to children is very challenging for many instructors. It's amazing that such little people can strike such fear in the hearts of so many big black belts. Even experienced Aikidoka who are excellent instructors for adults can become absolutely clueless when it comes to teaching children. Today there are numerous books, videos and web sites devoted specifically to teaching Aikido to kids. A lot of the information they contain deals with "Aiki games", designed to teach kids Aikido movement and to hold their attention. Games can be fun from time to time but I think the best way to teach kids Aikido is simply to teach them Aikido. Aikido is fun to do whether you are eight years old or eighty. Aikido is supposed to be for people of all ages so why try to reinvent the wheel when it comes to teaching children? A number of years ago I had the opportunity to assist Shibata Sensei when he was still living in Japan and teaching the children's class at Hombu dojo. Before the class began, I asked him what type of games he did with the kids. He looked at me somewhat surprised and said that he didn't play any games with them at all, he just taught Aikido. I remember the class was conducted about the same as a normal adult class and all the kids had a great time. I've structured my own children's class similarly ever since.
Thedesertsun.com | Teach Your Kids To Eat Well March is National Nutrition Month, and getting parents and kids motivated to eatbetter is one of Blachley suggests getting the kids involved with meals. http://www.thedesertsun.com/news/stories/health/1016582341.shtml
Extractions: /* You may give each page an identifying name, server, and channel on the next lines. */ var pageName="" var server="" var channel="" var pageType="" var pageValue="" var prop1="" var prop2="" var prop3="" var prop4="" var prop5="" var prop6="news" var prop7="lifestyle" var prop8="" var prop9="" var prop10="" var s_code=' ' Active kids In honor of National Nutrition Month, get your kids to eat well and have fun. Each day during the month of March and beyond, Jeff Hampl, an American Dietetic Association spokesperson, suggests families spend less time watching TV or playing video games. Instead, grab an apple and head outside armed with these suggestions: Hold a jump rope contest. Take the dog for a brisk walk. Dont have a dog? Take the teddy bear for a stroll instead. Use colored chalk to create a sidewalk mural. Turn up the radio and dance inside. Start a 100 walking club. Whos first in your family to walk 100 times up and down the sidewalk or the stairs in your house?
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Parents' Source Articles Boundaries That teach The fourth of six articles By Belinda Brinton, parents Source,March 20 Communities getting involved and Making A Difference Excerpts http://www.parentssource.com/articles.library.html
How Not To Teach Math By Matthew Clavel says, you have a better chance of getting students to In practice, however, tryingto teach a host of who doesnt want to see parents involved with their http://www.city-journal.org/html/eon_3_7_03mc.html
GETTING STARTED- Accelerated Schools Process everyone must participate in this activityteach Coghill Accelerated to improvingstudents self esteem, getting more parents involved, improving some (or http://www.stanford.edu/group/ASP/asmodel.html
Extractions: An accelerated school is an exciting and dynamic environment in which the entire school focuses on bringing all children into the educational mainstream. Change occurs in the School as a Whole rather than in isolated classrooms, grade levels, or programs. Visitors to accelerated schools are struck by the energy and enthusiasm displayed by students, teachers, and staff. An accelerated school is a place where high expectations coupled with active learning experiences produce success for all students. The transformation of a school to an accelerated school is an exciting journey which requires the hard work and commitment of the entire school community-teachers, parents, administrators, support staff, students, and the community. The process for achieving this transformation takes from five to six years as schools work on designing and implementing the changes which will enable them to achieve their vision.
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Extractions: Traffic safety teacher wins state award Honor is fitting cap to career spanning more than 27 years Allison Lind of the Gateway Printer Friendly Version A recently retired teacher from the Peninsula School District was awarded the Teacher of the Year award from the Washington Traffic Safety Education Association for 2003. Clayton Williams, who taught in the Peninsula School District for 27-and-a-half years, was honored with the award for his dedication to traffic safety education. Hes just a super gentleman, a super outstanding individual, said Alex Hansen, president-elect of WTSEA. The Cliff Boyce Teacher of the Year award goes to an individual currently in traffic safety education. Williams retired in December, so the prestigious honor came at a perfect time to highlight his career. Williams made his way through the Peninsula School District, from Vaughn Elementary School to Kopachuck Middle School and then to Goodman Middle School where he spent the last six-and-a-half years. One of the most honorable aspects of Williams career, Hansen said, is that while working as an administrator Williams realized he wasnt reaching as many students as he could so he took a pay cut and went back to teaching math.
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Extractions: Log In/Out Register Change User Info Forget Password? ... Page Silverman > Violin Blog Page Silverman's Violin Blog Posted on May. 22, 2004 at 6:03 PM (MST) SYMPHONY GOT GOLD(i played violin)! YAY! the cello octet I was in was amazing..he said he never heard it before from such a young group of cellists...YAY! Link to this item E-mail this item Posted on May. 8, 2004 at 10:14 PM (MST) I hav ebeen practicing a lot...and so my mother is threatening me by saying she will take away my instruments if i dont calm this down because she said it makes me too involved for a 15 year old... I have been teaching more...some violin, cello here and there, and some piano soon as well...i guess i just work too hard for my age..but that is a good thing.. well.. Posted on May. 5, 2004 at 2:16 PM (MST) crazy rehearsal schedule! BUT I LOVE IT! lol. Finally! I am getting the playing schedule I want! Talk about 2 classes of school every day..THEN rehearsals up to about 6 or 7 hours a day in school! then i go to private lessons for another hour...but then..the devil comes out, lol..HOMEWORK! EXAMS! PROJECTS! arg! and on top of that! I need to practice my stuff just by myself...(i love that last part, lol).
Extractions: Normal is overrated... Main [ Today's question comes from Diarist.Net Spark (30 December 2003) ] Who has been your most influential teacher? What did he, she, or even it, help you learn? Consider different answers to this question. Certainly you have school teachers, professors, community leaders... But where else have some of the most important lessons you've learned come from? A friend? An ex? A stranger, or celebrity? Could it be loss, or time, or failure? If you could speak to this teacher right now, what would you say? Long before articles were written on the subject, my parents involved themselves in my school work, helping me to find project assignments, quizzing me before tests, going over homework assignments, working with me (but never doing the work for me) when I had difficulties. My mother used to help me choose my weekly vocabulary words by quizzing me on words from the Readers Digest "Word Power" column. (It's a good thing we saved all the old issues; as my vocabulary expanded, we needed more and more choices to come up with 10 words!) Although it must have come as something of a shock for an architect and an art teacher to have a daughter so clearly interested in science and technology, my parents have never been anything less than totally supportive. When, in my junior year of High School, my science course load threatened to cause me to miss lunch period on Wednesdays (egad!), my mother readily wrote a note to the school to tell them this was perfectly fine and Vicki could take classes or miss lunch as she chose! (Thanks Mom; that Bio II class was one of the best I ever took).
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Extractions: SCHOOLS Palo Alto literacy summer school gives youngsters a boost by Faiza Hasan The little girl giggled as the teacher's aide brushed orange paint on her hand. "It tickles," she said. Pressing her hand on a white sheet of paper, the second-grader drew patterns that would eventually turn into a sea horse the muse for her next poem. The classroom walls were decorated with other sea creatures; turtles and goldfish, all with their own little poems written by the class. It was the end of the day and while the little girl was busy painting sea horses, the rest of the class was drawing pictures of the ocean, waiting for summer school to end for the day. Next to the classroom door was a pile of plastic bags which the students take home each day. The reading bags are filled with poems and books and a record sheet that keeps a log of all the books the students have read. The girl and her class are part of an elementary-level summer school run by the Palo Alto school district. With a focus on science and poetry, the Academy Literacy Summer School Program caters to students recommended by their teachers for extra assistance in reading, writing and spelling. The four-week summer school is in its fourth year aims to give kids a reading boost by offering small class sizes and lots of attention.
Extractions: Parental Involvement By: Sara Green Involving parents in the student's life at times can be harder than we would like or expect, but that does not give us a reason to give up on this problem. For many families of disadvantaged and failing students, it is at times impossible to get the parents involved in the school itself. Because of this unavoidable problem and the need to help all students, it is necessary to find many different solutions. More often than not, schools only offer two parent nights a year, one for each semester, and very few individual parent conferences. This not only keeps parents from getting to know the teachers, but it also stops the parents from committing themselves to the school more than two nights in an academic school year. It is no wonder that the parents don't care about the student, there is no need or desire for them to care. If we can make it somehow mandatory for the parents to volunteer in the school and/or attend parent-teacher conferences, then the parents will feel a need to be a part of their child's academic life once the child leaves the confines of the school, i.e. time spent on homework. Stemming from the idea of parent volunteers, I also feel that it will be beneficial to include parents on the school based committees, as in Horace's Compromise, by Sizer, and invite them to the teacher inservices. This will allow the parents to see what goes on behind the scenes with the administration and it will give them an opportunity to express their feelings and concerns. Consequently, the more involved the parents get, the more involved the students will be, which is the aim of all programs. It is understandable, as I stated earlier, that not all parents can be physically involved in their child's life. However, this does not mean that they do not want to be. It is just that for reasons outside their control, they cannot volunteer in the classroom or attend conferences and meetings. Does this then mean that we just forget about these children and let life take its course? Of course not, we just need to simply create some sort of familial connection inside the school itself. This can be done by creating advisory periods or by making "families" within the school that give the student some sense of belonging and ownership. If the students feel that they have a place to go where they can receive encouragement and motivation, then they will obtain feelings of validity and caring that could assist them in moving on. The creation of family groups within the school and advisory periods allows for "a greater chance of being known/ and it is important to create settings in which people are known/ [because] it is promotive of achievement for students; especially when being known is coupled with being valued" (Griffin 264). Once students feel that their education is valued and, most of all that they are valued, there will be a tremendous increase in the amount of student involvement. We just need to let these children know that they are cared for and concerned about, by someone in their lives. Whether it is at school or at home, concern needs to be present. As I stated earlier, it will take many integrated solutions to solve the countless number of problems high schools are facing today. By incorporating and acting upon many things at the same time, we can solve the obvious problems along with the ones that are hiding beneath the surface. However, it will be more advantageous to all involved, if just a few solutions could help solve many problems at one time. In order to promote more teacher enthusiasm and increased parental involvement I think that more beneficial teacher inservices should be implemented into the teacher's curriculum. Not only will these conferences help to create a sense of community within the school itself, but they will help open the doors to the entire society. Now one might ask, how will more teacher meetings involve parents in their student's lives? But I ask you, how can we expect teachers to reach out to parents if they don't have the training to do so? This is exactly the question that The Department of Education's National Family Involvement Initiative is taking steps toward answering. In Increasing Parental Involvement, they state "all teachers [need] to have access to preservice teacher education and continuing professional development activities that will provide such teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to teach an increasingly diverse student population with a variety of educational, social, and health needs" (Terhanian 1). Also, to further bridge the gap between parents and schools it will be beneficial to involve the parents in some of the meetings. By doing this, the parents can voice their opinions and everyone can find ways to work together outside of the meeting room. The more chances teachers and parents are given to work together, the more chances they will have to establish a familial bond between them. The creation of this sort of inservice program in which the teachers are continually trained, will give the teachers a goal that they can work toward collectively and it will increase the ties that will eventually bind them all together. The new connections that will be created among the staff will not only give teachers a reason to feel excited about their school, but it will also give students a home away from home, in which they can learn to excel and be motivated to learn. Included as a part of the new training on dealing with parents and trying to get them involved, it will be necessary to account for the lack of understanding of nontraditional families. All families are different and many have various problems which will require a variety of programs to be started. Some parents don't have enough time to come to meetings when they are offered, but they might be interested in having a few teachers come into the home to inform them of what went on in meeting or what things are going to happen at the school. The personal contact will make the parents feel as though they are valued and give them a reason to help out when they do get the time. Additionally, there are many parents who are embarrassed because they are illiterate or unable to speak English. It is not that they don't want to help or don't have the time, it is just that they are scared to be involved. Fortunately, in all high schools it is necessary for students to take foreign language classes, which not only opens the mind of the students, but it can also open the doors to parents who speak the language natively. It would be very simple and extremely beneficial to have them teach the culture of the different countries or bring in food from those countries. This will bring the parents out of their home and into the classroom. Also, it will give the parents a reason to be proud of their heritage instead of being embarrassed. The increase in the number of parents involved will not only improve the achievement of the students and give the teachers a reason to feel good about what they are doing, but it will open the eyes and ears of everyone to new cultures and new ideas and ways of thinking.
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