Posts Tagged:Parental involvement

Racism Pushing more African American Students into Homeschooling

This article originally found at Michigan Radio I can’t complain about homeschooling for any reason. I plan on homeschooling my son who is almost two right now. Once he is old enough, schooling will begin (although children are never too young to learn). My neighbor homeschools his son, and once his daughter is old enough,…

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Encourage Your Child to Read: 10 Tips for Middle-Schoolers

Originally part of the Encouraging Reading and Writing series at Understood Reading can become a challenge for middle-schoolers. As classwork increases and academic rigor intensifies, the enjoyment they found in reading may decrease. Use these tips to help your children find and maintain their joy for reading. Respect their choice in literature. Your children may…

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Educating Your Child Before Kindergarten, at No Cost

This article originally found at Black Enterprise We all like the idea of getting something of value for free. Right? Getting your children ready for kindergarten doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Some of us naively think that once the kid is the right age, we can just sign them up for school and take…

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Parent to Parent: 6 Tips to Help Your Child in Gifted and Honor Programs

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Parent To Parent

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Parent To ParentIt should come as no surprise that white students are more likely to be classified as “gifted” or “intelligent” than Black and Hispanic students. When a snapshot is taken of these classes throughout the nation, the numbers reflect the same. As a mother of…

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Encourage Your Child to Read: 16 Tips for Grade-Schoolers

Originally part of the Encouraging Reading and Writing series at Understood Cultivating a love of reading in young children will develop and reinforce their language skills. Developing enthusiasm for reading may even help those with language and attention issues overcome their challenges. Encourage your grade-schooler with the following tips. Read it over and over again.…

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How to Create a Balanced High School Course Catalog (Video)

Students take many courses throughout their high school careers. Educator Sherwyn Besson shares the importance of having a balanced high school catalog and how parents and educators can effectively influence their students’ courses so that they are more reflective of their communities. He also explains how his educational background provides a platform for his current…...

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Encourage Your Child to Read: 12 Tips for Preschoolers

Originally part of the Encouraging Reading and Writing series at Understood Storytime with your preschooler can plant the seeds to flourish a love of reading over a lifetime. These strategies not only will help build a strong foundation n language with developing children, but also with preschoolers who have learning and attention concerns. Read stories…

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A List of Resources About Parental Involvement

By Evette Champion Parental involvement in a child’s education is one of the biggest indicators of future academic and career success. Here are some of the best tools to help you become more engaged in your child’s learning process. Why Parent Involvement is Essential Educating Parents About Education – Tom Whitby (2014) Teachers educate parents about…...

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A Child Educated Only at School is an Uneducated Child

[fvplayer src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/ybevideos/Melody+Bradley+on+2015-10-04+at+19.07+For+Internet.mov”] A common criticism of parents is that they are too reliant on schools to educate their children. In this video, Melody Bradley shares her ideas about the importance of parents taking an active role in educating their children and teaching them to be responsible for themselves, their families and their communities. There are…...

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