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  • 80 Creative Strategies for Working With Challenging Parents Tertiary-Lifelong
    This unique and invaluable book provides eighty easy-to-follow strategies, suggestions and activities for dealing with different kinds of challenges educators face when attempting to communicate and work with some parents. Includes insights to help you understand...

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    A Collision of Faith - Church, Home, School Preschool-Grade 12
    An exploration of the three-fold work of church, home, and school in leading children to connect to God personally. By applying and expounding upon the Together Growing Fruitful Disciples (TGFD) model, the Greater Sydney Conference is experiencing noticeable...

  • A Parent’s Guide to 21st Century Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    “What should collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking look like in a modern classroom? How can parents help educators accomplish their goals? We hope this guide helps bring more parents into the conversation about improving education.”

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    Are Parents Partners or Civilized Mother Bears? Preschool-Grade 12
    McKenzie discusses characteristics of parenting styles and how this impacts parent relationships with their child(ren)'s school. Suggestions are included for dealing with each type.

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    Beyond Limitations Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Be inspired to strengthen partnerships between home, church, and school. This article includes examples and reviews the rationale for why parents, teachers, and pastors should cooperate in the spiritual nurture of students.

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    Bonding - The Teacher-Student-Parent Connection Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Bonding between teacher, student, and parent creates a winning team that benefits not only the individuals concerned, but also the school itself. Bonding builds upon the basic foundation of connecting, interacting, and sharing. The six ideals of bonding, based...

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    Bridging the Gap - Home Visits Preschool-Grade 1
    Sharing personal experience, Mattu notes the benefits of visiting in the homes of each student prior to a new school year.

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    Building Literacy Through Home/School Partnerships Kindergarten
    Home/school collaboration is a concept that the Education Department of Union College is eager for its students to experience and embrace. The author describes some of the projects that the senior elementary education students are involved in. She also suggests...

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    Campus Churches - Optional Extra or Imperative Inclusion in Our Next Gen Schools Grade 9-Tertiary
    Schools are the growing mission front of the Adventist church. They are our means of reaching unchurched families and attracting the attention of the community. This article explores the importance of linking the school with a campus church, working side-by-side...

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    Contracting: A Way to Increase Student Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A contract is an agreement between a teacher and the student or parent dealing with goals, behavior, or work that will be accomplished in a certain length of time. Types of contracts are goal-setting, behavior, daily work, and weekly work. Examples of different contracts are presented. Advantages of contracting for the teacher and the student are given.

  • Coping with Difficult People Grade 7-Lifelong
    Based on fourteen years of research and observation, Dr. Robert Bramson's proven-effective techniques are guaranteed to help you right the balance and take charge of your life. Learn the six basic steps that allow you to cope with just about anyone. You'll...

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    Creating Educational Partnership Between School, Family, and Community Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "The process of education is enhanced when school, family, and community collaborate. Specifically, such collaborative efforts contribute to increased student achievement. This article focuses on how the above three levels of collaboration work. Epstein’s model of partnership is suggested as a practical framework for improved partnership. The application of this multi-dimensional model has helped to close the gap between schools and communities.

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    Creative Communication for Teachers & Administrators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    With this 2018 NAD convention presentation, "learn how to use a variety of web tools for creative communication to reenergize communication while enticing students, parents, and the school community to open emails and read, listen and watch classroom...

  • Dealing With Difficult Parents Tertiary-Lifelong
    Written for teachers, principals and other educators, this book will help you work with the most challenging parents in the most challenging situations. It shows you how to: avoid the trigger words which serve only to make bad situations worse; use...

  • Dealing With People You Can't Stand Grade 9-Lifelong
    The classic guide to bringing out the best in people at their worst―updated with even more can’t-standable people! Dealing with People You Can’t Stand has been helping good people deal with bad behavior in a positive, professional way for...

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    Email Newsletters Grade 1-Grade 12
    One of the latest innovations in school communications is email newsletters. These may take the form of plain text, html, or pdf. This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation provides a guide to choosing the best medium, discusses the pro's and con's of...

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    Enjoy the Sunshine Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Morian Perepelitza shares the importance of maintaining the vision for Adventist schools, and notes that dedicated teachers alone cannot keep the vision alive. The goals and purposes of Adventist education need to be shared by parents and the church community if the system is to continue to be effective.

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    Five Guidelines for Parent-Teacher Conferences Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Five guidelines for conducting successful parent-teacher conferences to enhance the teacher's confidence and attitude towards the experience are: planning, commonalities, climate, control, and conclusion. Role expectations and channeling emotions to anticipate a successful conference are important.

  • Getting Through to Difficult Kids and Parents Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This is a commonsense handbook for any mental health, education, or medical professional working with challenging kids and parents. Provided are concrete strategies for building rapport with stressed-out families, getting children and adolescents to...

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    Home and School Association Ministry Description Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This webpage outlines the duties or responsibilities of someone who accepts the ministry leadership of the home and school association of a church school.

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    Homework Kindergarten-Grade 8
    A mother/homemaker reflects on lessons learned about children and parents during her years as a teacher. Currently in what she calls her homework years, she makes connections between being a teacher and a mother.

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    How to Deal With Difficult Parents and Board Members Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Guidelines to help teachers deal with parents and board members. These include learning school rules, adapting personal style, enhancing communication, curriculum crises, professional growth, keeping parents informed, discussing classroom rules with students,...

  • How to Deal With Parents Who Are Angry, Troubled, Afraid, or Just Plain Crazy Tertiary-Lifelong
    Tips for dealing with parents diplomatically and for acquiring the skills to disarm emotionally charged behavior. Features over two dozen strategies for defusing angry parents, 50 practical ways to build parental support, along with annotated resources.

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    Id Rather Go without Food to Keep My Children in a Christian School - A Mother's Motivation Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A single mother putting six children through Adventist school explains why, in her mind, there is no other option. Article is titled, “I’d Rather Go Without Food to keep My Children in a Christian School” Says Mother.

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    Letter of Commitment and Challenge Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A letter of commitment and challenge from a parent and former teacher to the faculty and staff of his children's school.

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    Life’s GPS Still Directs Us Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Along with parents, educators strive to lead youth along the right path.

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    Making Education Work Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The combined efforts of school and home as well as reading, phonics, math, writing, science, and homework are important areas in which schools can make education work. A discussion of the U.S. Department of Education's "What Works: Research About Teaching...

  • Nasty People Tertiary-Lifelong
    Everyone knows a person who has been hurt, betrayed, or degraded by nasty individuals or has experienced it themselves. In three books, Jay Carter, Psy. D., shows readers how to stop this cycle of overt and covert abuse, without resorting to nasty tactics....

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    Pacific Union Nutrition Guidelines for Parents Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Download PUC-created Nutrition Guidelines for Parents of children attending Adventist schools (or the accompanying guidelines for school lunches) free, or order a copy on CD from the Pacific Union Conference Office of education. The members of the PUC Curriculum...

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    Parent and teacher attitudes toward parent-teacher conferences in selected Seventh-day Adventist Schools in Southeastern California Conference Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine, under current and ideal conditions, selected parent and teacher views concerning effectiveness of school related parent-teacher conferencing programs and to determine if significant relationships...

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    Parent Engagement Resource List Preschool-Grade 12
    The resources on this list will help you involve parents in their child's education.

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    Parent's Guide to Internet 101 Kindergarten
    Bruce Wentzell argues that the biggest concern when it comes to kids and the internet are uninformed, uninvolved parents. Wentzell gives tips and ideas on how parents can become more involved with their children as they explore the internet as a tool.

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    Parents and Teachers - Working Together to Prevent Adolescent Drug Use Grade 5-Grade 12
    This JAE article examines how parent groups can work cooperatively with school and community leaders to prevent adolescent drug and alcohol use. The National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth is the national network organization for these groups.

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    Partnerships - Connecting Parent Involvement and Student Achievement Kindergarten-Grade 12
    According to Norman Powell, "If Adventist schools are to continue to offer students superior education, they must actively recruit parents to participate in every aspect of school life." Student achievement is more dependent on parental participation...

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    Partnerships with Parents Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This list of six resources are designed to work with parents in building a child's faith, originally created for the Journey to Excellence website.

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    Pet Peeves About Parents - Turning Problems into Partnership Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The author suggests ways to turn parents who are problematic into partners. These include: proactively establish relationships and structure; research, document, and plan parent interactions; pray for empathy and show patience.

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    Physical Fitness - Whose Responsibility? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Is physical fitness the responsibility of school, home, or the individual? Everyone associated with the school has the responsibility of providing young people with the training and environment necessary to help them learn and embrace sound health principles....

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    Pointers for Parents to Help Students Learn Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This short article summarizes ways parents can help their children learn.

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    Seeing God Through the Eyes of a Child Kindergarten-Grade 5
    Are the dynamics of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ--learning to wait, receive, and make a personal decision for Christ--reserved for mature adults and not for children? Verlie Ward concludes that children are capable of a "soul-filling"...

  • Stuart Brown says play is more than fun Preschool-Lifelong
    Brown tells us that play is vital to helping us develop learners strong to think and to act, learners who are masters and not slaves of circumstances, learners who possess breadth of mind, clearness of thought, and the courage of their convictions.

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    Student Led Conferences Grade 1-Grade 12
    Are you ready to increase your percentage of positive parent-teacher conferences? Would you like your students to take responsibility for their own learning? Many parents, teachers and students are speaking positively about this unique strategy for success....

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    Student Success: How to Help Your Child - A Primer for Parents Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What can parents do to help their children succeed? Ed Christian provides a practical discussion of how teachers and parents can work together to help students be successful. Special emphasis is given to the role of the parents, however. Christian suggests...

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    Tackling Your Parent Problems Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How can teachers and parents work together to create a team that will coach, train, and encourage each child to succeed? Teachers should take time to listen, help parents find ways to feel comfortable communicating with them, make 'parent friendly' take-home...

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    Teacher Bulletin Tips - Volume 3 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Articles about pitfalls teachers must avoid when dealing with parents, how to communicate with students, disruptive behavior, and how to start your year in balance and stay that way all year long. The titles are: Teacher Tune Up Talk in the Classroom I...

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    Technology and the Teacher/Parent Relationship Grade 1-Grade 12
    This CATnet article reviews web-based software called Ren-Web. This tool allows parents to view students' grades and assignments on-line using a unique user ID an password. Other features include online surveys for parents, academic records, accounting information,...

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    The Home-School Partnership in Integrating Faith and Learning in Adventist Secondary Schools Grade 9-Lifelong
    Nzamutuma examines "how the home and the school can work together for the effectiveness of the integration of faith and learning in Adventist secondary schools." This paper was presented at the 12th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    The Home-School Partnership: Learning to Share Accountability Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Robert Strom discusses effective ways of developing the partnership between home and school by including parents as partners in the educational process. The partnership between parents and schools should include reasonably divided obligations, acknowledgement...

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    The Missing Link - How to Connect Students, Parents, and Constituents to Your Leadership Style and Teaching Ministry Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In the handout from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session, "discover the missing link behind reaching the hearts of students, parents, and constituents so they will bond with the educator's vision. Recognizing, embedding values, and building self-worth...

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    Tips - Parents Can Be Partners Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Two articles about parent involvement explore how to conduct interviews with parents, as well as several basic steps for parents who are involved in their child's homework problems.

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    Tips - Seven Recommendations You Can Give Every Parent Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article provides seven simple but vital suggestions teachers can make to help parents enhance the possibilities of their child's success in school.

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    Tips - Top Ten Ways to Help Your Kids Get A's Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Studies have shown that parental involvement is the number one determinant of how well children do in school. Here are ten ways parents can help their kids succeed in school.

  • Understanding and Relating to Parents - Professionally Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The parent-teacher relationship is crucial to a student's success. This short book gives teachers both the perspective and the techniques to relate to parents professionally to secure the maximum benefits for students.

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    Value Over Success Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Realizing that not all parents are supportive of their children is a tough lesson to learn. The author reflects on her experience with this as a first year teacher.

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    Why Is It Working Here? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "There are conditions we can encourage that will allow us to thrive in Adventist Education. Is Adventist Education worthwhile and unique? It must be. Is it in crisis? Depends on where you look." Principal Shankel shares what is making Peace Christian...

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    Why Won't They Just Leave Me Alone?! Practical Pointers for the Parent-Plagued Presentation Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation and handout suggest practical ways for teachers to interact positively with parents. It includes reasons to work with parents, principles for winning with parents, "don'ts", and tricks to keep in mind.

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    Working with Helicopter Parents Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The author describes the over-parenting trend, and gives tips on how to encourage a healthier level of involvement in the school setting.