Studies show that parents who check homework, attend school meetings, discuss school activities, and read to their children have a more powerful influence on their child’s achievement than anything that schools can do. Conversations within the home are important in developing learning readiness as well. Those conversations should include two-way, adult-child conversations and discussions about things like numbers, counting, and spatial concepts (big/small, left/right, etc).
13 Reasons Why – Guidance for Educators about Suicide PreventionApril 25, 2017
A lot of people have been talking about 13 Reasons Why, a book and now a Netflix Series about a teen girl who dies by suicide. There is a lot of controversy about this, and we advise reading these guidelines to be better informed. This contains great resources about suicide, even if you’re not watching …
Book Series Stars a Girl with AutismApril 25, 2017
This local mother turned social stories about her daughter with autism into a series of books that you might find helpful. Bonus: a portion of the proceeds go towards special needs programs at local schools! Read the whole story here.
Teacher Encourages Work-Life BalanceApril 25, 2017
What a great idea! Here’s hoping that any assigned homework has long been done and you all had a relaxing Sunday. Read more about the assignment and its full story here.