Picky Parent Guide : Choose Your Child's School with Confidence: The Elementary Years, (K-6)

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Armchair Press, 2004 - Education - 451 pages
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Picky Parent Guide: Choose Your Child's School with Confidence, the Elementary Years (K-6), is the definitive action manual and reference guide for parents of school-age children. It is the first complete, high quality book that combines: 1. A thorough discussion of child and family needs in schools. 2. Research based guidance on school quality, regardless of school type. 3. A complete toolkit to organize the choice process for parents. Picky Parent Guide contains 22 Confident Choice Tools, checklists, and tables that organize and simplify the whole process. Readers can create customized lists of questions to ask principals, teachers and other parents when visiting schools based on their own unique child and family needs. The authors, nationally recognized school choice experts and parents of school-age children, Bryan C. Hassel, Ph.D. and Emily Ayscue Hassel have advised leaders from the school house to the White House. Here they help you get what your child deserves from school.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 A Pep Talk for ParentsPicky or
3
Step
19
Child Quick Think
37
Child Needs Summary
38
Personalized Great Fit Checklist Also on page 363 Examples on pages 176266 and 267
59
Learning Styles
62
CHAPTER 5 What Are Your Childs Social and Practical Needs?
87
CHAPTER 6 Psst Yeah You Your Family Has NeedsToo What Makes Your Family Tick? Signs of a Great FamilySchool Fit Great Family
94
Parent Interview
275
Step Five Make Your ChoiceMake It Happen
277
School Comparison Worksheet
292
Also on page 366 Example on page
294
Secure a Slot for Your Child
297
Getting In Is More Than Spin Checklist
316
CHAPTER 18 Get the Best Results Whatever School Your Child Attends
321
Getting What You Dont Get at School Parenting Planner
339

CHAPTER 7 What Do YouWant Your Child to Learn? Fit Factor
104
Family QuickThink
109
Family Needs Summary
110
CHAPTER 8 How Do YouWant a School to Interact with Your Child?
122
CHAPTER 9 What are Your Familys Social and Practical Needs?
133
Heads or Tails Money Worksheet
154
A Personalized Profile of Your Great Fit School
159
Step Three
179
Great School Quality Checklist
180
The Core Four
203
The Supporting
227
The Bedrock
237
Grade Your School Options
249
Also on page 364 Examples on pages 268 and
270
School List Tool
272
Principal Interview
273
Teacher Interview
274
Glossary
340
Resources for Parents
354
Confident Choice Tools
361
Personalized Great Fit Checklist
362
Great School Quality Checklist
364
School Comparison Worksheet
366
Know Your Childs Needs
368
Know Your Familys Needs
375
What to Look for in a School
380
What to Look for in a School
400
What to Look for in a School
409
Ways to Get What You Dont Get at School
416
Ways to Get What You Dont Get at School
428
Ways to Get What You Dont Get at School
433
Sources
437
Index
443
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Bryan and Emily are Co-Directors of Public Impact. Bryan is a Harvard Ph.D., Rhodes Scholar and nationally-recognized expert on school choice and improvement. He has published numerous books, articles and toolkits for schools, policymakers and parents. Emily, JD/MBA, has worked with the Hay Group, authored publications on school design and leadership, and consults with parents on making school choices.

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