This Week’ #PTchat – Creating an Educational Climate in the Home

Originally posted at eFACE Today:

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Parents are the driving force behind their child’s education.  The partnership between the home and school is important in the social and educational development of the child.  As a teacher, I am usually asked the question “How can I help my child?” “How can I assist with

the educational process at home so my child can be more successful in school?” 

Many times I have these discussions when a child is already in danger of failing.  Although
parents have their child’s best interest at heart, they sometimes have difficulty understanding the resources their child needs at home.  Members of the school have the responsibility to provide families with tools and resources so that parents may successfully assist in their child’s education at
home. 


Join us this Wednesday, October 3rd at 9pm EDT/6pm PST on #PTChat as we share experiences and tools families need in order to Create an Educational Climate in the Home.  
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This Week’s #PTchat: Raising Student Self-Esteem w/ Angela Maiers

This was originally posted on eFaceToday.:

I hope people from the Burlington community will consider becoming involved with #PTChat on Wednesday night. Please contact me if you have any questions on how to get involved with a Twitter chat.

#YouMatter – These two words hold so much power and potential in supporting kids in today’s world. School students come to us with unlimited potential and oftentimes all it takes is for them to feel a little extra support, confidence and love from their parents and educators to help them rise to the occasion.

This week, we’ve invited @AngelaMaiers to our weekly Parent-Teacher Chat to help provide us the very best strategies in raising self esteem for students everywhere.  Angela’s life path has always been about teaching and communication. Her twenty years as an educator and her passionate pursuit of literacy and learning, gave her a healthy dose of courage and skills that have led to a variety of wonderful experiences, including classroom and University teaching, instructional coaching, research, writing, publishing, corporate training, and starting my own business. More on Angela Maiers can be found on her website here and in her TEDxDesMoines talk below.

Also invited to this discussion is 2012 Blue Ribbon School Principal Tony Sinanis, whose school (Cantiague Elementary), employs multiple “bucket-filling” opportunities for its learning community. We’ll hear from Tony and others on applying these strategies at home and at school.
Please join us on Wednesday night, 9/19 at 9EDT/6PST. Together we’ll create a gDOC school newsletter resource for educators & parents on student self-esteem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FHdHUzRnms

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Let’s Share and Learn Together on #BPSCHAT

For the past few years we have had a lot of succes in building our high school’s learning network with the hashtag #bhschat. We have communicated both within and beyond our school community  on issues related to our school and broader education topics.  As we continue to move forward as a school district and encourage collaboration and communication from all stakeholders, I hope that people will start to utilize #bpschat as a means for increasing engagement.  
For those of you who are new to Twitter or still unfamiliar with it as a communication and/or learning resource, please check out Getting Started With Twitter from the Burlington New Teachers’ Blog.