5 Things Parents Should Know About Their Role In Their Child’s Education

Cathy Cartier is a mother, grandmother, Parent Toolkit expert, and yes, a teacher. She’s taught high school English Language Arts for over fifteen years, and has even been nationally recognized for her work in the classroom. After spending countless hours helping students grow, she now has a few lessons to pass on to parents. Here are five things […]

Making A Case For Parent-Teacher Engagement

  As a public school middle grades teacher, besides boasting a district 1st classroom web site, I always ASKED parents about their concerns and questions regarding instruction, homework assignments and encouraged them to email me, as well. Parental input is vital to achievement.We want them to be on the same page with us.  If parents […]

Four Amazing ICEBREAKERS for Group Facilitators

I recall the first time I facilitated a group of adults. I was nervous and anxious-a real mess. This was a room filled with strangers-a group in which the only thing they had in common[on the surface] was the fact that they were all parents and caregivers of youth with SED [Serious Emotional Disturbances]diagnoses.  This […]

How Should Schools Utilize a 2Gen Approach to Teaching and Learning?

  Whether you know it or not, to teach in schools today is to assume a 2-Gen[multi-generational] approach and create a framework for student achievement and family wellness built around that approach. To meet the needs of the child, you must also be mindful of the needs of the parents and the entire family. There […]