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Five Ways to Help Your Child Conquer Tests, and Learn from Them

Five Ways to Help Your Child Conquer Tests, and Learn from Them | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
Children can’t opt out of every test. They can learn to take them well, and learn from the results.
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Phrases that Nurture Respect, Confidence, and Community

Phrases that Nurture Respect, Confidence, and Community | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
A reader asked if I would compile a list of my go-to phrases that are useful in my daily work with young children.  She mentioned that in reading my blog, she finds herself writing down phrases tha...
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How to Cultivate Well-Being in Teachers and Students

How to Cultivate Well-Being in Teachers and Students | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
A new book argues that there is something simple we can do to close achievement gaps: teach mindfulness in schools.
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When Anxiety Hits at School

When Anxiety Hits at School | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
As the number of teens who suffer from anxiety disorders continues to grow, mental-health care is increasingly part of school nurses' job descriptions.
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Rage Against the Minivan: Six qualities teachers appreciate in parents

Rage Against the Minivan: Six qualities teachers appreciate in parents | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
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Home | Parent Toolkit

Home | Parent Toolkit | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
Produced by NBC News, this toolkit will help you navigate your child's journey from pre-kindergarten through high school.
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Helping Kids Take Criticism Constructively (Even When It Isn't Constructive)

Helping Kids Take Criticism Constructively (Even When It Isn't Constructive) | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
In an attempt to make feedback palatable for children, we construct feedback sandwiches of critical meat between slices of fluffy and comforting praise.
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Family And Community Engagement In Suicide Prevention

Family And Community Engagement In Suicide Prevention | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
Suicide does not happen in a vacuum -- it happens in families. Family members must play a role in suicide prevention. To do this, they need to know how suicidality arises and how they can help. They need to know the danger and warning signs of suicid...
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9 Techniques for Building Solid Parent-Teacher Relationships | Scholastic.com

9 Techniques for Building Solid Parent-Teacher Relationships | Scholastic.com | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
New teachers perk up your ears. Middle school teacher Kechia Williams explains how a variety of communication methods keep parents connected. First year teachers will start off right with these smart strategies.
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Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher

Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
Forget about all the vague, superficial information out there. Edutopia blogger Terry Heick cuts to the chase with 19 meaningful questions parents can ask their children's teachers at the beginning of the school year.
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Parents and Teachers: The Possibility of a Dream Team

Parents and Teachers: The Possibility of a Dream Team | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
Blogger Richard Curwin looks at improving the sometimes dysfunctional dynamic between teachers and parents by having them respect each other's efforts and put the student first.
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The Value of Parent-Teacher Collaboration

The Value of Parent-Teacher Collaboration | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
One mother explains how her role shifted from adversary to advocate as she found a more effective way to deal with her son's school.
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5 Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew: Your Children Can Do More Than You Think

5 Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew: Your Children Can Do More Than You Think | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
Teachers have a different perspective on our children — one that can help us to see them differently. They’re capable individuals, they don’t need constant feedback, and they’re learning from what we do (not what we say).
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Back-to-School Anxiety

Back-to-School Anxiety | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
Whether or not your child is feeling anxious about the start of school, you can use this time to talk to principals, guidance counselors and teachers about the importance of creating a classroom and school that feels safe and welcoming....
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Can Suffering Lead to Success?

Can Suffering Lead to Success? | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
A new book explores when trauma triggers growth—and when it doesn't.
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How to Deal With Kids’ Math Anxiety

How to Deal With Kids’ Math Anxiety | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
Flickr: Grisha By Annie Murphy Paul In children with math anxiety, seeing numbers on a page stimulates the same part of the brain that would respond
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There’s No "I" in Teacher: 8 Rules of Thumb for Collaborative Planning

There’s No "I" in Teacher: 8 Rules of Thumb for Collaborative Planning | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
Teachers become learning designers when given the space to collaborate by (among other things) cultivating trust, keeping it simple, and ensuring that it's student relevant.
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While Some Parents Volunteer Too Much, Others Feel Excluded

While Some Parents Volunteer Too Much, Others Feel Excluded | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
Language barriers and perceived race and class barriers can mean that when it comes to volunteering, some parents stay home—and feel unable to help their children achieve.
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10 things your child's teacher wants to say to you | KSL.com

10 things your child's teacher wants to say to you | KSL.com | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
Have you ever thought about what your child's teacher would say if the teacher could speak openly and honestly, without any backlash? Here's what dozens of teachers had to say.
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What a Welcoming School Feels Like | Welcoming Schools

What a Welcoming School Feels Like | Welcoming Schools | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
What does it mean when others advocate for your children? You feel deeply grateful, and lucky. You feel like you belong to a community.
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AFT - A Union of Professionals - Checklist for productive parent-teacher conferences

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The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
Blogger Elena Aguilar proposes that teachers make positive phone calls home common practice.
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The Letter From School That Stopped Me In My Tracks

The Letter From School That Stopped Me In My Tracks | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
It was like Mrs. K knew what our morning was going to be like. How did she know that the letter was exactly what I needed to read right at that moment? I don't know, but I was glad she did....
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Parent-Teacher Collaboration | Education.com

Parent-Teacher Collaboration | Education.com | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
Learn more about how to ensure parent-teacher collaboration and preparing for a collaborative parent-teacher meeting.
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Five Steps to Better School/Community Collaboration

Five Steps to Better School/Community Collaboration | Parent + Teacher Communication & Collaboration | Scoop.it
A parent and community organizer shares some resources and great ideas, including the creation of a resource map and connecting with subject matter experts to connect to curriculum.
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