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How to Meet The Preferences of Digital Learners in Education 4.0

Today, we call learners 'digital natives', and they are beyond prepared to navigate the 4th Industrial Revolution in the 21st Century. Educators will have to revisit their training and endeavor to align their strategies to meet students where they are to help them get where they want to go. We have experienced the 1st Industrial [...]

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Why ALL Students Are “AT-RISK”

The label: "at risk" student.... What does this concept look like? Who does it look like, and  do we know when, where or how to make this determination? The term at-risk is often used to describe students or groups of students who are considered to have a higher probability of failing academically or dropping out of school. [...]

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DIGITAL INNOVATION & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

Harvard Family Research Project[HFRP], has discovered that there are programs out there that are taking family engagement to the next level. In fact, HFRP has an upcoming release of  Quilting Stories of Innovation in Family Engagement in which they have collected an array of success stories in family engagement practices and programs from around the country. A [...]

What Parents Need To Know About Homework

How does your child refer to the 'H' word? How do you refer to the 'H' word? 'Homework'. When teachers assign homework, children are expected to get it done. We know that every assignment is not always graded or reviewed. In an attempt to minimize its importance, your child will be quick to tell you so. Nonetheless, [...]

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10(+3) Things Parents Wish Teachers Would Do

What do parents want from their child's teacher at school? What relationship dynamics are desired? How do parents want teachers to engage their child and engage with them? Below are ten plus three additional examples of what parents want from teachers: 1. Build students' self-esteem by using praise generously and avoiding ridicule and negative public [...]

Home Visiting for School-Based Educators: Planning for Safety

As we embark upon a new school year, for educators,  establishing partnerships with families should be one of this year's top priorities. Whether your work is in schools or community settings, involving and engaging parents is a MUST. Simply because there is a school-wide parent liaison employed in the building, the total responsibility for parent [...]

Why Parenting Is No Exact Science

So you think you screwed up and made the inadvisable decision to allow your 13 year old to go to the mall alone. You didn't know that your impressionable adolescent teen planned to meet up with friends there. Friends you did not know. You didn't know them or their parents-their pedigree. You also didn't know [...]

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