FIRST STEPS TO CHOOSING YOUR CHILD’S NEXT SCHOOL

FIRST STEPS TO CHOOSING YOUR CHILD’S NEXT SCHOOL When considering an alternative school for your child, one of the most effective ways to narrow down the wide range of options available is to reflect on what your core educational values are, and to list the academic and social objectives you have for the perfect educational experience. This list will provide you with a solid framework to refer to as you evaluate and explore other school choices. Your values might include a caring, nurturing environment, high academic standards, strong emphasis on sports, innovative arts or technology…

Five Things Parents Wish Teachers Will Do

Five Things Parents Wish Teachers Will Do All too often educators have focused their attention on what parents should be doing to support their child’s educational experience as school.  The most effective school environment is based on a team approach – a team which includes teachers, students and their parents and that there be open, honest and clear 3-way communication for greatest success.  It is often forgotten that one of the roles of a parent is as an advocate for their child, and that parents need to be listened to and their concerns recognized as…

A ROCK, A TREE, OR A STAR

A ROCK, A TREE, OR A STAR How does one cope, whether a student or a parent, with the disappointment of not being chosen for an ‘ideal’ try-out placement? How does one trust that the instructor made a fair and unbiased choice? The success for an individual in these particular situations is in learning how to deal with disappointment, self-esteem issues, the resulting emotions and the opportunity within the disappointment! School concert times are upon us again, and casting decisions become the hot focus of discussion both in and outside of school. Reactions by students…

Achieve School Success by Balancing Work and Play

Achieve School Success by Balancing Work and Play It seems that some parents have forgotten how to play! Play can be acting silly, risk taking within a game, enjoying another’s company, and simply laughing and enjoying the moment. Observe young children at play and notice how they can create new worlds with only their imagination.