The Parent Backpack for Kindergarten through Grade 5: How to Support Your Child's Education, End Homework Meltdowns, and Build Parent-Teacher Connections

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The Parent Backpack for Kindergarten through Grade 5: How to Support Your Child's Education, End Homework Meltdowns, and Build Parent-Teacher Connections

Format:  Paperback,

306 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Jul 2013

ISBN-13: 9781607744740

ISBN-10: 1607744740

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Finally, a book that demystifies our daunting education system by giving parents the insights and strategies they need to build positive relationships with teachers and connect to their children's learning in productive ways.
Involved Parents = Better Students
How do you ensure your child gets the best education possible when U.S. schools have become overburdened, test-driven institutions that rank only average worldwide? Decades of research confirm that when parents engage with their children's learning, kids do better in school--and life. This straight-talking guide helps you:
- understand the critical role you play in your child's education,
- connect with educators in respectful ways,
- encourage a love of reading in your kids,
- minimize homework meltdowns and disorganization,
- support students who struggle academically,
- help children navigate social situations and bullying, and
- fuel your child's mind and body for learning.
Parent involvement looks different for every family and every child. Packed with real stories and tested strategies, "The Parent Backpack" demystifies our complex education system and gives you the insights you need to help your kids thrive.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Jul 2013
ISBN-13: 9781607744740
ISBN-10: 1607744740
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 306
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.85
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.25 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Acknowledgments
Introduction: What I Wish I Knew Then
Education Today: Insights and Perspective
Understanding Your Child's Journey
Your Role in a Changing System
Building Bridges to School and Learning
Kindergarten Matters
Connecting to Your Child's Learning
Words that Work with Teachers
Why Jack Likes to Read-and Write
It's All About the Teaching
Balancing Academics with Connection and Confidence
When Your Child Needs More Support
The Social and Emotional Realities of Bullying
Thinking, Learning, and Technology
Supporting Your Child's Learning at Home
Guiding Homework, Projects, and Studying
Fueling Your Child's Brain and Body
Coaching Kids to Organize and Self-Advocate
Glossary of Edu-Terms
Bibliography
Index

Book description

Finally, a book that demystifies our daunting education system by giving parents the insights and strategies they need to build positive relationships with teachers and connect to their children's learning in productive ways.

Involved Parents = Better Students

How do you ensure your child gets the best education possible when U.S. schools have become overburdened, test-driven institutions that rank only average worldwide? Decades of research confirm that when parents engage with their children's learning, kids do better in school--and life. This straight-talking guide helps you:

* understand the critical role you play in your child's education,

* connect with educators in respectful ways,

* encourage a love of reading in your kids,

* minimize homework meltdowns and disorganization,

* support students who struggle academically,

* help children navigate social situations and bullying, and

* fuel your child's mind and body for learning.

Parent involvement looks different for every family and every child. Packed with real stories and tested strategies, The Parent Backpack demystifies our complex education system and gives you the insights you need to help your kids thrive.

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