How to build a great parent-teacher relationship…
Educators that are not focused on the future have already been left behind. I have focused on NMC.org and the Horizon Report. Here is another report published in EdWeek. This report focuses on areas that educators need to be preparing themselves to engage.
I really like the pairing of mobile technology and parental engagement. These two must coincide. We need to bring parents into the 21st century with our students. Failing to do both simultaneously will bring about bad results. So, it’s time to put on our “future vision” goggles and seriously think about what tomorrow has in store for us all.
Here’s a solid article on the impact of helicopter parenting. The correlational studies might be circumstantial, but we need to be aware of the possibility or probability that close parenting styles can have long-term impacts on our kids.
Here’s the latest focal point for a fringe freak-out.
The 2015 reauthorization of the 1965 ESEA has stalled in Congress.
Here is the Blueprint:
Finally, a helpful table to show what is staying and what is going away.
Technology is only as good as the ability of the teacher to use it properly. Failure to preform necessary professional development with faculty and staff prior to any tech roll-out will guarantee failure of the initiative.
This article from EdWeek discusses the Miami-Dade district’s decision to make sure these resources weren’t wasted.
Franche-Comté is outside of the mainstream, but right on budget. Try flying into Geneva and taking the train to Besançon.
Looking for something to help you grow as an educator this sumer? Here are a few suggestions from Edutopia.
Here’s another solid story from Education Week.