An essential book for parents to help their children get the education they need to live happy, productive lives from The New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Creative Schools Parents everywhere are deeply concerned about the education of their children, especially now, when education has become a minefield of politics and controversy. One of the world’s most influential educators, Robinson has had countless conversations with parents about the dilemmas they face. As a parent, what should you look for in your children’s education? How can you tell if their school is right for them and what can you do if it isn’t? In this important new book, he offers clear principles and practical advice on how to support your child through the K-12 education system, or outside it if you choose to homeschool or un-school. Dispelling many myths and tackling critical schooling options and controversies, You, Your Child, and School is a key book for parents to learn about the kind of education their children really need and what they can do to make sure they get it.
A positive, practical guide for parents who want to help their children be the best they can be at school - and beyond. Do you worry that your child has no interest in schoolwork? Is your child reluctant to do homework? Do you worry about your sons struggling at school while girls are enthusiastic achievers? Do you want to help your child manage their study load better so they leave time for sporting activities and simple fun? If you answered yes to any of these questions, HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR CHILD FOR SCHOOL AND BEYOND has all the answers and more. A positive, practical guide to helping children be the best they can be, it offers achievable solutions for parents who want their children to do well at school - and enjoy the process. New research shows the difference between children who are enthusiastic achievers and those who struggle isn't simply the makeup of the child. Packed with authoritative information and hands on strategies for parents and teachers, HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR CHILD is a must-have for parents and professionals who work with families and children. Andrew Martin won the prestigious American Psychological Association's international award for his innovative work on what makes children achieve - and happy - at school. In this book he reveals the secrets that will stop arguments over homework and worries about your child's achievements at school and university forever.
While it is true that children from military families live unique and interesting lives, it is also true that they face many challenges and special circumstances that civilian children and families dont experience. These can include gaps in school attendance and learning due to frequent moves, being separated from a parent who has been deployed, and a sense of isolation in the midst of a civilian community. This unique guide provides parents with the information they need to choose a welcoming school or daycare program and suggests steps they can take to advocate for their children. It also highlights the types of questions parents should ask about how their children are faring socially, emotionally, and academically, such as: What can I do to help my child make a smooth transition to a new school? How can I support my child academically? What resources or staff does my school have to meet the needs of military children?
The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education
Author: Ken Robinson Ph.D.
A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by Ken Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization’s history. Now, the internationally recognized leader on creativity and human potential focuses on one of the most critical issues of our time: how to transform the nation’s troubled educational system. At a time when standardized testing businesses are raking in huge profits, when many schools are struggling, and students and educators everywhere are suffering under the strain, Robinson points the way forward. He argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system and proposes a highly personalized, organic approach that draws on today’s unprecedented technological and professional resources to engage all students, develop their love of learning, and enable them to face the real challenges of the twenty-first century. Filled with anecdotes, observations and recommendations from professionals on the front line of transformative education, case histories, and groundbreaking research—and written with Robinson’s trademark wit and engaging style—Creative Schools will inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education. From the Hardcover edition.
A Guide for Parents of Youth with School Refusal Behavior
Author: Christopher Kearney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Many parents find getting their child to school in the morning to be quite a challenge. If your child consistently pleads with you to let him stay home from school, if he skips school, if his morning routine is fraught with misbehaviors, or if he exhibits signs of distress and anxiety related to attending school, this book can help. Getting Children to Say Yes to School: A Guide for Parents is designed to help you address your childs school refusal behavior in the early stages. This guide helps you identify school refusal behavior and provides step-by-step instructions to solve the problem. Learn different techniques for getting your child to school, including enhancing relaxation, changing your child's negative thoughts about school, establishing a clear and predictable morning routine, and setting up a system of rewards for going to school. Tools such as worksheets, lists of Dos and Don'ts, sample parent/child dialogues, and Fridge Notes combine to create a workbook-type resource that will help you increase your childs school attendance and relieve your own feelings of concern and worry. Easy to read and filled with concrete strategies, this book is the first of its kind dedicated to educating and arming parents with the tools they need to resolve their child's school refusal behavior.
Helps parents decide when a child's reluctance to leave them, and in particular a refusal to go to school, goes beyond normal separation anxiety, and suggests ways to help children develop the power to cope with the problem.
Contains specific strategies that can be used to help children get the most out of their education and be ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow. The information in this booklet is based on a study of high achieving Puerto Rican high school students. Provides the "Eight Keys to Success", a plan for parents to follow which entails getting their children involved in more activities and excited about their schoolwork. Also explains where parents can seek additional assistance.
A Parent's Guide to Getting the Best Education for Your Child
Author: Martha C. Brown
" SCHOOLWISE" is a parent's guide from first grade through hish school. As a parent and former teacher I know parents who speak up and work together can learn to deal with school problems. Among parent's you'll meet in "SCHOOLWISE" are those who got rid of an incompetent teacher, though the principle did nothing; and other parnts who persuaded their school to discard ineffective reading and math programs and adopt programs proven to help children succeed. "Brown, a former teacher, offers a common-sense approach for seeing that children get the best from any school system...A book full of 'sure to get results' advise." --Library Journal "SCHOOLWISE" opened my eyes to so many vital things and make me feel really comfortable in speaking out about school problems." --Vera C. Klinger, parent and entrepreneur
How to make sure your child gets off to a flying start
Author: Dr Helen Likierman
Publisher: Random House
Prepare Your Child for School answers the questions every parent asks when their child is about to leave their exclusive care and go out into the world of school: - Is my child ready for this challenge? - Will the teacher bring out the best in my child? - What can I do to help my child cope with the stresses, demands and expectations of school life? - Will other children play with my child? - Does my child know enough? - Can my child communicate well? - Is my child ready to learn to read and write? Aimed both at parents of pre-school children (3 to 6 years old) and at teachers and carers, this practical book, including numerous charts, checklists, questionnaires and structured activities for developing children's skills as well as promoting their emotional well-being, will act as a blueprint for action.