Crosswalk Connection: A Parent's Guide to Bridging the Gap Between Home and School

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ERIC Clearinghouse, 2000 - Education - 186 pages
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Drawing on a parent's perspective, this booklet presents tools, strategies, and information a parent will need to ensure their child will get the best education possible. The book's chapters are as follows: (1) "Organizing Your Home for Success," including teaching the child to be organized and what to do to promote learning at home; (2) "Understanding Your Child as a Learner," on learning styles and appropriate psychological, sociological, environmental, emotional, physiological, and perceptual strategies; (3) "Communicating with Your School," including strategies for effective two-way communication and for different types of parent-teacher conferences; (4) "Finding the Right School," including the process for reviewing the neighborhood school, sample questions for principal and teacher interviews, and checklists for school visits; and (5) "Supporting Your Child's School," including partnerships in the areas of parenting, communicating, volunteering, learning at home, making decisions, and collaborating with the community. The book's appendix includes activities, resources, and additional checklists. A glossary of educational terms and reproducible templates conclude the book. (HTH)

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Contents

Part Two Understanding Your Child As A Learner
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Part Three Communicating With Your School
57
Part Four Finding The Right School
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