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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Teacher: Parent Coach?

Teachers can't do it alone, and neither can parents.

We need to coach each other well in order to help students succeed with confidence, skill and engagement.

I'm becoming a bit relentless in my efforts to communicate and coach families with regard to student success in school, yet I understand the constraints and challenges home study and practice present as I'm a parent too--a less than perfect parent when it comes to supporting my own children's home study and practice.

The key is working together, informing one another and keeping the child center stage in the process.  I'll be thinking about the best ways to promote this interaction in the days to come.

Thoughts and wisdom welcome.