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How to Pick the Right Primary School for Your Child

When it comes to enrolling your child in primary school, there are a lot of things to think about. What is the best school for them? What will they learn? How can I make sure they enjoy learning? These are all valid questions, and we’re here to help you answer them! In this blog post, we’ll be discussing seven ways that you can help your child love learning and pick the right primary school for them. We’ll also be giving you some tips from teachers on how to make primary school subjects more fun for your kids. So read on and get started on helping your little one have a successful educational journey!

How to pick the right primary school for your child

There are a few things to keep in mind when enrolling your child in primary school. You want to make sure that the school is accredited, has experienced teachers, and offers a curriculum that matches your child’s learning style. You also want to visit the school and meet with the principal to get a feel for the environment and see if it’s a good fit for your family.

What primary school teachers wish parents knew

There are a few things that primary school teachers wish parents knew. One is that every child learns differently, so it’s important to find a school that matches your child’s learning style. Another is that homework isn’t always necessary, and sometimes it’s actually counterproductive. Finally, teachers wish that parents would trust them to do their jobs and support them instead of second-guessing everything they do.

Seven ways to help your child love learning

As any parent knows, raising a happy and successful child is no easy task. One of the most important things you can do is to help your child love learning. Here are seven ways to get started:

1. Encourage curiosity. Help your child explore the world around them and ask questions about the things they see and hear.

2. Promote a love of reading. Read aloud to your child, take them to the library, and let them see you reading for pleasure.

3. Foster a growth mindset. Help your child understand that intelligence is not fixed, and that everyone has the ability to learn and grow.

4. Emphasize effort over innate ability. Praise your child for their hard work and perseverance, rather than focusing on natural talent or gifts.

5. Encourage exploration and experimentation. Create opportunities for your child to try new things, make mistakes, and discover their own interests and passions.

6. Be patient and supportive. Learning can be frustrating at times, but it’s important to remember that everyone learns at their own pace. Be Patient and offer encouragement when your child is struggling.

7. Model lifelong learning yourself!

The benefits of enrolling your child in primary school

Enrolling your child in primary school can have many benefits. It can help them to develop socially, emotionally, and academically. They will make friends, learn to share, and begin to understand how to resolve conflicts. They will also start to learn about cooperation and teamwork. In addition, they will begin to develop their reading, writing, and numeracy skills.

Primary school can also provide a safe and structured environment for your child to explore their interests and talents. They will have opportunities to try new things, participate in extracurricular activities, and make new friends. All of these experiences can help your child to develop into a well-rounded individual. So, if you are considering primary school for your child, be sure to weigh all of the potential benefits.

How you can make learning primary school subjects more fun for your kids

There are a few ways that you can make learning primary school subjects more fun for your kids. One way is to find a school that offers a curriculum that they’re interested in. Another way is to make sure that they have plenty of time to play and explore. Additionally, you can help them by making learning more hands-on and by encouraging them to ask questions. Finally, you can make learning more fun for your kids by showing them that you value education yourself.

We hope that this blog post has helped you answer some of the questions you have about enrolling your child in primary school. Remember, the most important thing is to find a school that matches their learning style and to make sure that they have a positive attitude towards learning. With your support, they’ll be on their way to a successful educational journey!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to help!

What primary school teachers wish parents knew

7 Ways to Help Your Child Love Learning

The benefits of enrolling your child in primary school

How you can make learning primary school subjects more fun for your kids

Creating conditions for Parent Engagement

Chris Wejr, Principal at a K-6 school in Agassiz, BC. joined us on Parents as Partners on Monday November 26, 2012 to share his experiences and philosophy in working with parents. I know you will really enjoy listening to his presentation.

If you are not familiar with his work, please reaad his blog post “Parent Communication to vs with “. It generated a lot of conversations with both teachers and parents who enjoyed Chris’s refreshing approach in engaging parents in his school. You will hear Chris’s experiences using facebook to communicate and invite parents to join activities at school as well as allowing them to post questions and comments. Some of these conversations on the Facebook page generated Chris’s blog post about split grades. Will my child be OK in a split grade It takes a special principal to openly engage with parents online in a public forum.
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Please listen to Chris’s presentation.
More about Chris: http://about.me/chriswejr

Exciting parent engagement projects created by parents for parents

Parents as Partners is pleased to announce our upcoming show on Monday October 15, 2012 at 4:00PM PT/7:00 PM ET

Tracy Bachellier will be our special guest. Tracy has been self-employed since 1998 and owns two small businesses together with her husband, Dean. She lives in Stratford, Ontario and is the proud mom of three children, Isobel (age 13) and twins, Evelyn and Stuart (age 11). Tracy holds a BA in English, an Honours BA in Psychology and she is currently a part-time student at Wilfrid Laurier University studying for her Master’s of Education. She is also the owner of a sustainable forest and you can often find her and her family playing in their woods near the shores of Lake Huron.

Tracy began in 2004 helping other parents and families navigate the education system by providing assistance, connections, resources, tools and information. Her passion for parent involvement and supporting families with their children’s education grew over the years. Tracy has served as Chair of Hamlet Public School Council, Co-Chair of Stratford Regional School Council (SRSC) and Chair of the Avon Maitland District School Board Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). She has been a part of many parent engagement initiatives including, WeTube: An Interactive Evening for Parents, The Parent Voice Website, several Parent Reaching Out Grants, and Ignite Parents.

Tracy will be sharing some of these exciting projects that have been used in her local Ontario School Board to engage parents.

Join us at 4:00PM PT/7:00 PM ET at http://tinyurl.com/ETTPasp
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Turning Walls Into Windows: Making Learning Trans-”Parent”

Monday June 11, 2012 Aaron Puley – @bloggucation will be the special guest on
Parents as Partners.

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Aaron Puley is a K-12 educator and Parent / Student Engagement Consultant with a 21st Century Fluencies Lens for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) and Secondary (9-12) Teacher (Certified by the Ontario College of Teachers). As a consultant, he works with students, teachers, and parents, building capacity for the improvement of student engagement and achievement by embedding technology into daily teaching and learning to ensure that education is a relevant, collaborative, interactive, and responsive experience for students.

You won’t want to miss Aaron share is role in engaging parents. Few boards in Ontario have taken the step forward to assign a specific person and role in supporting parents. Aaron has some great stories and advice to share so,

Please join us:
DATE: Monday June 11, 2012
TIME: 9:00 PM EDT (GMT-5) Time Zone Converter
LOCATION: http://tinyurl.com/ETTpasp

You can join us in the elluminate room at http://tinyurl.com/ETTpasp The slides, websites and chat conversation will be held in this room. If you have a USB headset with microphone you can come to the mic to ask questions. The room will be open 15 min before the webinar for the orientation on how to participate in a BlackBoard Collaborate meeting room.

We are having Parent Engagement Smackdown and you are invited!!

Have you ever wished that there was a way to engage more parents in schools and schoolwork? Frustrated by poor attendance at school functions or the same parents showing up for Parent Teacher Meetings the same parents doing all the volunteering.

We would like to suggest that there are solutions that can be shared so we are organizing a “Smackdown” of parent engagement tools, activities and resources that folks are using in their schools and communities.

On Monday December 10, 2012 at 4:00 PM PST/7:00PM EST we will meet in our BlackBoard Collaborate room sharing our own favourite tools and resources. This is your chance to join us, take the mic and spend 2 minutes talking about a tool you use, a website that inspired you, an event you’d like people to hear about.

You don’t have to worry there are no cameras involved and you can relax in front of your computer and listen/live chat with us and other participants as we all talk about engaging parents in schools.

To help with the planning we have a Google Doc ready for you to post your ideas and let us know how you use it. We’d love it if you let us know you can join us.

Please head to http://tinyurl.com/PEngTools to share the tool or resources you and see what others have contributed. Then, if you can, join our Parents as Partners webcast on Monday, Dec. 10 (more details below).

Not sure what to share?

  • Does your parent-teacher organization have a great idea that would help others?
  • If you are a teacher, what website, book or strategy helps you think about interactions with families?
  • How do you harness the power of parents for the benefit of student learning?

Join Parents as Partners webcast on Monday, Dec. 10 4:00pm PT/7:00pm PT to share and/or hear about others’ suggestions. A few minutes before showtime link to http://tinyurl.com/ETTpasp.

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