Check out this timely article from our own Wise School parent and inspiring educator, Sivan Zakai!
Thank you to those of you who attended our Whole Child Discussion Group on Tuesday, April 14. Please see presentation below for useful resources and links.
Back by popular demand! Please join us on Tuesday, March 24 for a Whole Child Discussion group related to navigating social media with your children. Parents of 4th, 5th & 6th graders are welcome. Bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop and let's get to work!
In preparation, this article might be of interest:
10 commandments for kids online
Thank you so much to those parents who attended the Whole Child Discussion group on Tuesday morning. Please see below for the presentation. We will continue to post more information and resources related to Singapore Math on Parent University throughout the school year. More training to come as well!
Join us on Tuesday, February 17 at 8:15 in Project Studio for a Whole Child Discussion Group to further explore Singapore Math.
For parents of Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders.
What visual representation might you draw to help you solve the problem? What mathematical reasoning skills did you use to engage with the problem?
Chloe, Emma and Noah shared 540 beads. Chloe took 90 beads. Noah took 3 times as many as the total number of beads Chloe and Emma took. How many beads must Noah give to Emma so that both receive the same number of beads?
Join us on Tuesday, February 17 for Singapore Math Whole Child Discussion Group!
More to come....
When Denise spoke last month at Wise School, she sparked conversation and debate, as well as the beginning formation of a committee to analyze our homework policies. If you missed the presentation on January 8, or would like more information, please see below for access to her webinar.
Parents and Homework: What Is Your Role?
This Friday, January 30th, Dr. Denise Pope will host a webinar on homework.
Many parents struggle at least occasionally, and sometimes regularly, with their child over homework. Learn why the dynamics of homework have changed in recent years, what you can do to minimize homework stress, and how to help make homework time more positive for you and your child.
This presentation will provide you with:
Target Audience: Parents of elementary and middle school students
This is the our most requested presentation topic each year. Friday's webinar allows us to share this important content with parents and communities that we can't always reach in person. Get in on our introductory rate of $19/person. Please Note: there is a limit of 100 participants for this webinar. Reserve your ticket now.
Sign-up for the Webinar!
Friday, January 30, 2015
12:30-2:00 pm PST
Introductory Price: $19/person
Denise Pope, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education and a Co-Founder of Challenge Success. For the past sixteen years, she has specialized in student engagement, curriculum studies, qualitative research methods, and service learning. She lectures nationally on parenting techniques and pedagogical strategies to increase student health, engagement with learning, and integrity. Dr. Pope has co-authored numerous research papers on the topic of homework. Her book, "Doing School": How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students (Yale University Press, 2001) was awarded Notable Book in Education by the American School Board Journal, 2001.
HOMEWORK TIP #1: Parents should act as cheerleaders and supporters, not homework police. Ideally, the child should be able to do the homework alone, without help from parents. Instead of checking, editing, or doing the work for the student, parents should provide necessary supplies and show an active interest in the content the student is learning, while allowing the teachers to intervene if/when the student fails to do the homework correctly or regularly. Learn more strategies at our webinar.
Please join us tonight in ZH for an exciting lecture on the newest research in homework and parenting from Denise Clark Pope of Stanford University. Here is a sneak preview:
See you there!