As a former classroom teacher, I can tell you that teachers work for love of knowledge and love of our kids... and our families too! We all know teachers deserve to be paid more, and have more classroom resources and support. The least we can do is show our appreciation for all they do for our kids. Here are 7 ideas for making Teacher Appreciate Week a big hit for your school's teachers.
A checklist listing all the information you need to ensure equity and shared-decision making during the school site planning process at your school!
The big transition into middle school has finally put conversations about smart phones, social media, online safety, in our lap. Here are my updated recommendations for using a Technology Contract to talk with your tweens/teens about tech safety.
Many school staff assume families know how to navigate schools. Unfortunately, traditionally marginalized families, such as Black, Latino, low-income and immigrant families, often lack the basic information they need to support the success of their children. Schools that want to support the success of ALL children can answer the following questions for families.
Kids always do better on a schedule. When I learned Michele Obama taught her girls to wake up and get ready for school when they were in kindergarten, I had to try it with my girls, who were already well into second grade. I have to say, it was much easier than you'd think.
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Actionable handouts, checklists, and activities to use with your family or bring to your school