Meet the Teacher

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-09-02
  • Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
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Two veteran teachers guide parents through the challenging waters of a child's elementary school years.Parents want their child to succeed in school. This book helps them promote smooth sailing for their child through all those important early school years, encouraging them to communicate with teachers early and regularly. The authors, two teachers who are also mothers, share ways to establish positive parent-teacher relationships and provide an insider's understanding of how schools actually work. Here is outstanding practical advice that parents need to help their child thrive in school.Tips for parents cover a variety of topics, including: Establishing a positive relationship with teachers and the school Managing homework Interpreting report cards Suggestions for successful parent-teacher interviews Addressing conflict How to prepare young children to enter school Early reading and writing development Effective home-school communication Improving their child's study skills Tips for parents who need to help their child deal with peer pressure and bullyingSpecial chapters include information on the different ways children learn, legal and medical matters and special education concerns. There are also fun and educational activity pages for family-oriented activities that support school curriculum topics.Borowski and Mayne have extensive experience sitting on both sides of the parent-teacher conference table, and they offer valuable insights from both perspectives.

Author Biography

Betty Borowski and Laura Mayne have a combined total of 57 years teaching in every grade of elementary school and have successfully navigated more than 1,500 parent-teacher conferences.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Entry into Schoolp. 9
Establishing a Positive Relationship with Your Child's Teacherp. 25
School and Classroom Organization and Proceduresp. 33
Early Learning, Reading and Writing Developmentp. 45
Ways Children Learnp. 57
Reading to and with Your Childp. 63
Math and Problem Solvingp. 79
Homework and Study Skillsp. 91
Respect, Behavior and Disciplinep. 109
Special Educationp. 115
Report Cards and Parent-Teacher Conferencesp. 131
Conflict Resolutionp. 143
Peer Pressure and Bullyingp. 153
Parenting Tipsp. 163
Recommended Reading and Web Resourcesp. 170
Acknowledgmentsp. 171
Contributorsp. 172
Indexp. 173
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