We spend a lot of our time creating and sharing resources for educators and parents (who are often one and the same audience). Time and time again, we observe that families are left out of the equation when it comes to determining the primary audience for education reports, papers and articles—even though they are among the hungriest for informed opinions that can help them. Smart Parents is a blog series for parents, by parents who are navigating educational opportunities + making powerful decisions for and with their students. Learn more in Smart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning.
Student success happens when families, students and educators work together and holistically approach a child’s education, focusing on a child’s academic, social, and emotional needs.
Once a lesson in my 2nd grade classroom, now an exercise I use as a parent. How to reinforce the right things and getting kids involved in determining what those “right things” are.
What if the communication line between parent and educator was truly open? Enter FreshGrade, a Learning Collaboration System that helps educators document student learning and progress through photo, video, work samples, and more.
Calling all parents: Are you a parent of a school-aged child helping your child navigate through their educational journey? If so, we want to hear from you!
By: Carol Iles. Carol's story of personalizing her daughter's education through homeschooling is a genuine example of a Smart Parent. Like Carol, we believe that, "All children can succeed."
By: Heather Benedict. How teachers and parents can teach self-advocay and why it's so important to the learning experience of students.
By: Debra Dye. The honest story from a mother in Mississippi about the education of her sons and the realities of students with disabilities.
A message for parents raising student bloggers. It’s time for you to become more involved in your student's blogging. Reinforce their learning, talk, become their fan and see the big picture.