TEACHING TIPS

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE TIPS

Ideas for during the conferences

  • Discuss progress and growth. Starting with the positive, let
    families know about their child’s ability level in different subjects
    and in relationship to his or her peers. Help families understand
    student data to demonstrate progress against learning goals and
    to identify areas that need to be addressed.
  • Use examples. Walk parents through the assignments and
    assessments that are particularly demonstrative of the student’s
    progress and abilities.
  • Ask questions and listen actively. Solicit family input into
    student strengths and needs, learning styles, and nonschool
    learning opportunities. Ask parents about their hopes and
    dreams for their child.
  • Share ideas for supporting learning. Provide suggestions for
    activities and strategies families can use at home to help their
    child learn and grow.
  • Seek solutions collaboratively. Avoid judgments about what “they” should do and instead emphasize how “we” can work together to resolve any problems.
  • Make an action plan. Spend the last few minutes discussing how you and the family will support the student. Be specific about the kinds of things you will do, for how long you will do them, and how you
    will check in with one another about progress.
  • Establish lines of communication. Describe how you will communicate with families (i.e., through notes home, phone calls, email etc.) and they can contact you. Schedule a way to follow up on your conference in the next few months.
 Source: http://www.hfrp.org/var/hfrp/storage/fckeditor/File/Parent-Teacher-ConferenceTipSheet-100610.pdf

LOS 7 PECADOS CAPITALES DE LOS EDUCADORES

1.- Corregir en público…un educador debe valorar más a la persona que se equivoca que a su error.

2.- Manifestar autoridad con agresividad. Cuando damos un espectáculo agresivo delante de los niños debemos pedir disculpas, por la manifestación de intolerancia que han presentado. El diálogo es una herramienta educacional insustituible.

3.- Ser excesivamente crítico. No tenemos que hacer comparaciones. Cada joven es un ser único.

4.- Castigar cuando se está enfadado y poner límites sin dar explicaciones. El castigo físico debe evitarse. Jamás castigues con rabia. No te dejes esclavizar por la ira. El mejor modo de ayudarles es hacerles reflexionar (que se pongan en el lugar del otro)

5.- Ser impaciente y desistir de educar. La paciencia y la educación del afecto deben ser las metas a conseguir por el educador.

6.- No cumplir con la palabra dada. La confianza es un edificio difícil de construir, fácil de demoler y muy difícil de reconstruir.

7.- Destruir la esperanza y los sueños. No importa la magnitud de nuestros obstáculos, sino el tamaño de la motivación que tengamos para superarlos.

Fuente: PADRES BRILLANTES, MAESTROS FASCINANTES

AUGUSTO CURY

16 engaging homework help resources

16 engaging homework help resources

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura

Websites, apps offer quick and easy homework help

homework-helpWith school back in session, curriculum directors, teachers, and students are eager to begin the new school year armed with tools for learning in the classroom and mastering concepts at home. Homework help resources can aid students and parents as they work through math assignments, craft essays, and more.

Below are a number of homework help resources. We’ve included apps and websites in order to offer a wide variety of help for students who may have access to different devices at home.

Do you have a favorite homework help tool? Let us know in the comments below.

Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know (now available in Spanish!)

DISPOSITIVOS MÓBILES PARA EL APRENDIZAJE: LO QUE USTED NECESITA SABER. 

Getting kids engaged with learning, focused on working smarter, and ready for the future.

This guide can help you better understand how mobile gadgets — cell phones, tablets, and smartphones — can engage students and change their learning environment.

Versión en Español. https://app.box.com/s/ojohl5qaa4bz2jxc5lwg
English version: https://app.box.com/s/b1h3c43ob9yvndqc4h7r

Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

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