The only people more passionate about the students than their teachers...are their parents!Sometimes this passion can be synergistic as the two collaborate and help one another to support a student’s growth, but in other situations the collaboration is non-existent, one sided, or negative. In some schools, educators express that the parents aren’t involved or even worse, may be the root of problems, but when the question is turned around to ask how the school/teachers engage parents-like reflecting on if the only contact is home is when there is a problem or if they we have flexible ways to met parent’s needs like for meeting times or methods of communication...the tone changes. The answers often reveal that we too play a role in dysfunctional home school relationships.
Join us this Sunday night, November 22nd, at 8pm on #EdChatRI with guest moderator Nicole Bucka, @nbucka as we talk together, educators and parents, about how to improve our home-school collaboration
DataSpark (an initiative of ProvPlan) connects data and people to inform, empower, and inspire innovative decision making. We maintain one of the largest data warehouses in Rhode Island and operate a range of data tools that help people understand and use this vast collection of information. DataSpark is committed to democratizing data, and we enjoy working on projects that guide public policy and/or community action in ways that promote the economic and social well-being of all Rhode Islanders.
Join DataSpark on #EdChatRI this Sunday night at 8 pm as we take a Deep Dive into Data.
As education changes and a high school diploma or even a college diploma for that matter is no longer an indicator of future success. We must help today's students leave high school prepared for success in some type of post-secondary schooling or training. They must be equipped with the "soft skills" - like creativity, communication, and collaboration. This week’s Twitter chat will focus on student-centered approaches to learning. What do today’s students need to be able to know to succeed in tomorrow’s world? How can we reshape our current education system so that learning is personalized, and students have true voice in the classroom?
Join #EdChatRI Sunday night at 8 PM to discuss the shift to Student Centered Learning, the pros and cons and what it takes to successfully make this instructional transition.
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