A year ago, Getting Smart launched the book, Smart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning by Bonnie Lathram, Carri Schneider and Tom Vander Ark. The year-long project started with collecting blog posts from parents across the globe and culminated in a book designed to share the wide perspective of how parents are getting involved with their children’s learning — both at home and at school.

In this podcast, we revisit the book and interviewed parents about how they are preparing their students for back to school. The podcast features insights and advice from parents of children as young as 1 and as old as 12 about school decision making and encouraging powerful learning at home.

If you haven’t had a chance to engage in the #SmartParents campaign, it isn’t too late. We continue to run blogs as part of the series regularly on GettingSmart.com, and in celebration of our anniversary we are giving away the digital ebook of Smart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning for FREE.

Listen to this episode of the podcast for your opportunity to download your copy today!

For resources, tool kits and more parent perspectives, check out:

Is your child’s school student-centered: A check-list for school visits

Making school choices that are right for your child

Additional Parent Perspectives

A Choosy Mom on Choosing Schools

Parents as Chief Advocates

Why Online Learning Works for my family

One Family’s Journey Exemplifies Anytime-Anywhere Learning

Power of Play: Applied Knowledge, Engaged Learning

Trust Parents With Educational Choice


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