You are probably already working with a morning routine. I created one last year, when my girls were in Pre-K. This year, though, I’ve asked my daughters to get involved in creating a written Morning Schedule.
Let’s create a joyful learning community. Gain an understanding of the ways good teachers approach instruction. Hear from education experts. Get involved in supporting your child’s learning.
It’s important for parents to communicate with teachers about our high expectations for our children’s schooling. Below is my list of expectations for all my child’s teachers.
This is a blog for parents and educators to share information, about how to support our children in SF Public Schools. As an involved parent, I am interested in moving “beyond the bake sale”, to support our academic success for all children. By becoming informed and asking questions we can create public schools of the highest quality — I encourage you to join in on the conversation! [Click the heading to learn more.]
Professional Development and Community Resources A list of free/low-cost professional development opportunities for schools interested in expanding their capacity in this work. SF-CESS (San Francisco Coalition of Essential Small Schools) http://sfcess.org/ Offers professional development for teachers and administrators via iGroups, “individual inquiry group”, made up of a small team of colleagues and a trained facilitator […]
#BlackHistoryMatters! Happy Black History Month!!! By now your child should be sharing some of the some of the wonderful things they are learning about the amazing history and contributions of African Americans to American history and culture. For the first time, I think ever (!) my girls are reporting they are learning about Black scientists […]
I am so proud of the White, Asian and Latinx educators throughout SFUSD who are taking the time this month to focus on Black achievements and culture. This simple act is one way we push back on hate. For the first time in I don’t know how long, my daughters’ school has planned schoolwide celebrations […]
Use these artists’ work as inspiration for your own protest-poster making, or do family art to celebrate love, equity, and justice for all people.
During Black History Month, learn about everyday American heroes who fought against inequality. Here’s a great list of books for your child.
History books have improved a lot since my day, but I am sure they still gloss over the fact that our country was built , from its very first days, on the backs of enslaved Africans.
You may know about Alice Walker, as the acclaimed author of The Color Purple. But are you aware of her other work as a poet and essayist and activist?