ERIC Number: ED414035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
What Do I Say? What Do I Do? Vital Solutions for My Child's Educational Success. Featuring the MegaSkills Conversation Method.
This handbook provides advice to help parents, caregivers, and teachers arrive at personal answers to basic questions that affect children's achievement. The handbook is intended as a personal notebook in which are recorded reader responses to the home/school problems raised in the book "What Do We Say? What Do We Do?" The sections are: (1) "Confidence," detailing how to help children gain courage; (2)"Motivation," on how to help children keep interested in learning; (3) "Effort," addressing how to help children tackle hard jobs; (4) "Responsibility," on how to help children do what is right; (5) "Initiative," addressing how to help children accomplish work; (6) "Perseverance," on how to help children keep at something when success does not come immediately; (7) "Caring," detailing how to help children show love for family and friends; (8) "Teamwork," addressing how to help children work cooperatively; (9) "Common Sense," on how to help children say no; (10) "Problem Solving," outlining how to help children identify and solve a problem; (11) "Reading Together," providing checklists pertaining to parents reading aloud to children; and (12) "Keeping Track," providing a chart for recognizing and documenting a child's positive words and acts. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Empowerment, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent Student Relationship, Parents, Problem Solving, Self Esteem, Self Motivation, Student Motivation, Student Responsibility, Teamwork
MegaSkills Education Center, Home and School Institute, Inc., 1500 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005; phone: 202-46-6-3633; fax: 202-833-1400; www: www.MegaSkillsHSI.org; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dorothy Rich Associates for the Home and School Inst., Washington, DC.