All Blog Posts Tagged 'parents' (5)

Parent Night Activities: Getting Parents and Students Actively Involved

It's never too early in the year to begin thinking about Parent Night.

 

The thought of talking for an hour to a group of adults seems daunting. Even with children, I try to speak no more than five minutes before directing them to an activity that synthesizes what was shared.

 

I have parents and students do the talking. Here are some suggestions if you want to get parents and students more active in the process:

 

1. Have parents active from the…

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Added by Janet Abercrombie on September 16, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

About Chinese New Year and Chinese Mothers

Happy Chinese New Year! The Chinese use the lunar calendar in addition to the solar calendar. According to the lunar calendar, the new year this year was on Feb. 3, which is the Year of the Rabbit. The twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac cycle every 12 years. Because every month in the lunar calendar has 30 days, and there are no months with 31 days, every 4 years the lunar calendar is corrected by repeating a month.

The Chinese keep track of their birthdays using…

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Added by GoldStudent on February 10, 2011 at 5:32am — No Comments

Back to School How to Get an A+

Do you want to earn excellent grades in every one of your courses? Join this conversation to get study skills tips that will help you to earn A+ grades. This is for students of all ages. Call 323-417-0075 code 878084. It will occur on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Get your questions answered right after Dr. Jones presents helpful tips. Please confirm your participation at stephenjoness@rcn.com.

Added by Dr. Stephen Jones on September 4, 2010 at 9:04am — No Comments

Forgetting the game.

When the stuffed crust pizza first came out in my area, like everybody else we tried it. We found out quickly that the pizza makers had became so fascinated with the stuffed crust that they had forgotten the rest of the pizza. It was a lousy pizza.



That is what many makers of "educational games" do. They get fascinated with what they are trying to teach and forget about the "game." Games above all should be fun. On the other side teachers and parents ignore games that…
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Added by barry bohannon on June 9, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

teachers, students, parents and homework (2)

Teachers, students, parents and homework 2

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Homework must be part and parcel of any learning process. The classroom is just an artificial setting and classroom tasks are only starting points. They provide guidance, assistance and purpose. However, more tasks should be dealt with in the outside world. These tasks should meet some criteria in order to be effective. These critera may be linked to the teacher and learners, to the tasks assigned, or to the parents roles.… Continue

Added by Mohammed Rhalmi on May 19, 2009 at 6:58am — No Comments

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