Are you a parent concerned with your child's educational success? Or are you a teacher looking for practical suggestions for your student's family? In either case, this A to Z guide is for you. Based on nearly two decades of experience as a teacher and a principal, Shirley Dickinson has put together a succinct yet comprehensive primer for parenting. She covers important topics such as the Internet, parent-teacher conferences, gangs, and homework, in a way that parents and teachers will find eye-opening. With this book, you have a survival guide for kindergarten through high school.
Shirley Dickinson has been an elementary school teacher and principal in Pennsylvania for nearly twenty years, as well as a past coordinator of their Federal Programs and their Gifted and Learning Support Programs. She is currently a principal in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Anticipate Reading Chapter 3 Beware of Bullies Chapter 4 Choosing the Teacher Chapter 5 Discipline Do's and Don'ts Chapter 6 Exceptional Students Chapter 7 Family, Fun, and Fieldtrips Chapter 8 Groups & Gangs Chapter 9 Helping with Homework Chapter 10 Investigate Internet Involvement Chapter 11 Jump Start Learning Chapter 12 Know the Nurse Chapter 13 Learning Disabilities Chapter 14 Behavior Modification Chapter 15 Be Nice to the Principal Chapter 16 Normal Operations of the School Chapter 17 Progress Reports Chapter 18 Quick Tips Chapter 19 Ridicule & Teasing Chapter 20 Self-Esteem Building Chapter 21 Parent - Teacher Conference Chapter 22 Utilize What You Already Have at Home Chapter 23 Violence & Drug Abuse in Our Schools Chapter 24 Watch for Warning Signs Chapter 25 Xtra Help with the Internet Chapter 26 Your Adolescent Child Chapter 27 Zip, Zap, and Zeal