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National Math and Science Initiative, 2012
In today's high-tech world, math and science matter. Of the 10 fastest growing occupations, eight are science, math or technology-related. Whatever a child wants to do--join the military, join the workforce, or go on to college--math and science skills will be important. Become part of the equation to help one's child succeed now and in the…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Parent Materials, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Instruction
McFerran, Virginia – Our Children, 2003
Suggests that theater has the power to teach and transform students, noting that traditional theatrical models often do not reflect student diversity. Research shows that students who have more exposure to theater show a higher degree of empathy and tolerance. The paper explains that theater's collaborative nature fosters understanding, and it…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Parents as Teachers
Levine, Mel – Our Children, 2003
Notes that the kind of education and brain building that students undergo at home is as vital as school-based education, explaining what parents can do to establish a home environment that helps children develop their minds (e.g., monitor their children's development to know their strengths and shortcomings, instill intellectual content into home…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Family Influence, Parent Responsibility
Walne, Marina; Narvaez, Darcia; Lehr, Fran – 2003
Parents generally want their children to grow up to be responsible citizens and free thinking individuals who learn to feel, think, and act with respect for themselves and for other people. This booklet provides information about the values and skills that make up character and good citizenship and what parents can do to help their children…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education
Breitborde, Mary-Lou – Our Children, 2003
Presents four tasks that parents and teachers should commit to before they take on the responsibility of introducing children to world issues: adults should study the issues themselves; adults should provide children with balanced explanations and multiple perspectives; adults should understand that child age and development dictates different…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Education, Parent Responsibility
Rivero, Lisa – 2002
This book is intended to be a comprehensive guide to home schooling the gifted child. Part 1 focuses on how giftedness affects the choice to home school and how being gifted shapes a child's personality, behavior, and education. It also examines the parent's dual roles of parent and teacher and suggests keeping a Home School Journal. Part 2…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Home Schooling
National PTA, Chicago, IL. – 2002
This guide is designed to help parents determine what is being taught to their children about sex education in school, offering tips on how to talk to children about these issues. The first section presents pointers from the "Talking with Kids" campaign: start early; initiate conversations; talk about sex and relationships; create an open…
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Health Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Responsibility
Kahn, Bernard – 2002
This document presents an evaluation report and parent handbook of for a federally supported 6-week residential summer program for children and adults with developmental disabilities developed by the Hebrew Academy for Special Children (Brooklyn, New York). It also includes the program's parent handbook. Evaluation focused on three groups of camp…
Descriptors: Adults, Curriculum Design, Developmental Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
Beekman, Susan; Holmes, Jeanne – Our Children, 2002
Children move through the same anger cycle as adults and need similar coping strategies and problem solving skills. This paper presents pre-anger approaches, discussing what to do before the "boil-over" occurs, when the boiling point is reached, and after the boil-over. A sidebar presents a list of questions and activities parents can use with…
Descriptors: Anger, Conflict Resolution, Coping, Crisis Management
Raskin, Robin – Our Children, 2002
Discusses how parents can harness computer power to help children learn. Suggestions include: bookmark homework helpers on the Internet, take advantage of playtime to reinforce learning, create a monthly calendar, create a tidy work computer directory system, take advantage of parental progress reports built into software products, outline…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Homework, Internet
Lantieri, Linda – Our Children, 2002
Discusses how to use world events such as the September 11th attacks to nurture the development of empathy and compassion in children, suggesting what families can do to foster empathy (e.g., build safe, caring, and respectful homes; provide opportunities to talk about thoughts and feelings; encourage thoughtful dialogue about issues raised by the…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Consciousness Raising, Elementary Secondary Education, Empathy
Witt, Virginia – Our Children, 2002
To help parents talk with children about sexual health, the Kaiser Family Foundation and National PTA developed a series of free resources for parents (e.g., the booklet "Talking with Kids: A Parent's Guide to Sex Education") to increase parent involvement and communication around sex education. This paper notes the importance of parents…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Parents as Teachers
Tokuhama-Espinosa, Tracey – 2001
This book illustrates how children learn foreign languages and when they can do so with the best results. The most recent studies in linguistics, neurology, education, and psychology are evaluated, and the findings are presented in a recipe format. Parents are encouraged to evaluate the multilingual children in their lives with the use of tools…
Descriptors: Brain, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Role, Family School Relationship
Dobson, Linda – 2001
Noting that an increasing number of parents turn to home schooling to avoid what they see as limited, inadequate, or even dangerous school options, this book provides a comprehensive guide for parents in their first year of home schooling. The chapters are: (1) "Thinking about Homeschooling?" considering the motivation for home…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Cognitive Style, Curriculum, Educational Practices
Leppert, Mary; Leppert, Michael – 2001
This almanac is intended for parents who are considering home schooling or who are already home schooling and want to expand and obtain more resources, and for non-home-schooling parents who want educational resources to supplement their child's education at home. Part 1 of the almanac presents background information into what home schooling is…
Descriptors: College Admission, Curriculum, Educational Practices, Educational Resources
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