10 Tips for Schools – Avoiding Confrontation with Parents!

Building an effective parent-school relationship works both ways. Navigating the confusing world of special education and the IEP process is difficult and stressful.  Positive collaboration by all players is in Continue Reading →

Parent Observation in the Classroom? Yes!

To paraphrase Jane Austen… it is a truth universally acknowledged that parental involvement supports positive student outcomes. But does ‘parental involvement’ extend to parents coming into the school to observe Continue Reading →

Pete’s Comments: Pat Howey’s Post & the Decoding Dyslexia Flap

In December 2014, advocate Pat Howey published a post on the blog entitled “Wake Up Folks! You are Being Sold a Line of Goods about Dyslexia.” Her post generated a Continue Reading →

Ready, Set, Go! Get a Positive Start this School Year (Part 2)

Parent-teacher team building early facilitates the continuation of the good start through the rest of the year! Great suggestions for starting things off on a positive note when school begins! Continue Reading →

Ready, Set, Go! Get a Positive Start this School Year

Parent-teacher team building early facilitates the continuation of the good start through the rest of the year! Great suggestions for starting things off on a positive note when school begins! Continue Reading →

Will My Child Be Promoted? The School Won’t Answer My Question!

I went to the school to ask if my son will be promoted to the 6th grade.  They say I must wait till the last day of school to know.  Continue Reading →