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Amaro-Jiménez, Carla; Pant, Mohan D.; Hungerford-Kresser, Holly; den Hartog, Jason – School Community Journal, 2020
Families play a critical role in their children's career and college decision making. Students' academic and postsecondary choices are often shaped by their own parents/families' experiences and/or information they have about processes, deadlines, and requirements. The focus of this study is a college awareness and outreach program meant to inform…
Descriptors: Parents, College Readiness, Knowledge Level, Access to Information
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Roeper, George A.; Ruff, Marcia – Roeper Review, 2016
Creativity was an enduring interest for George Roeper. For him, gifted children represented the divergent thinkers who could change the trajectory of the world. In this 1962 presentation to parents at the school, he discussed his findings about the differences between intelligence and creativity--how they overlap, how they differ, and how they are…
Descriptors: Creativity, Intelligence, Gifted, Early Childhood Education
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Ceballos, Marjorie; Buckridge, Hilary; Taylor, Rosemarye T. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2020
Preparing future school administrators to engage in effective communication with parents and teachers is a necessary component of master's of educational leadership preparation programs. Mixed reality experiences (i.e., a life-like virtual rehearsal experience) provide students with opportunities to engage in realistic practice in a low risk…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Administrator Education, School Administration, Experiential Learning
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McManus, Michael S.; Thiamwong, Ladda – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This study focuses on the effects of involving fourth grade students in an experiential learning task that improves the school and requires the students to call on community agency, area business, and high school student support. Data related to students' learning were collected by using evaluative writing surveys, student and parent conferences,…
Descriptors: Writing Achievement, Experiential Learning, Action Research, Grade 4
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Guo, Siao-cing – English Language Teaching, 2013
Standardized testing is widely utilized to determine the levels of children's learning achievement. There has been a constant debate on how accurately standardized tests reflect children's achievement. Many practice teachers struggle with teaching to the test to meet the national criteria. An elementary teacher questioned the accuracy of the…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Informal Reading Inventories
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Cornell, Dewey G.; Allen, Korrie; Fan, Xitao – School Psychology Review, 2012
This randomized controlled study examined disciplinary outcomes for 201 students who made threats of violence at school. The students attended 40 schools randomly assigned to use the Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines or follow a business-as-usual disciplinary approach in a control group. Logistic regression analyses found, after…
Descriptors: Risk Assessment, Guidelines, Discipline, Violence
George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2011
Communication between home and school is good for kids. Keeping families up-to-date about upcoming events is important, but it's not enough to fully engage parents as partners. When schools and families really work together, that sets the stage for all kinds of benefits. The National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education reports that…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Conferences, Family School Relationship
American Federation of Teachers (NJ), 2010
Good two-way communication between families and schools is necessary for students' success. Not surprisingly, research shows that the more parents and teachers share relevant information with each other about a student, the better equipped both will be to help that student achieve academically. Opportunities for two-way communication include: (1)…
Descriptors: Parent Conferences, School Councils, Parent School Relationship, Classroom Techniques
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Nourie, Meredith C. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2011
In June the author completed her first full year of high school teaching. In this article, she shares her top 10 mistakes for several reasons: (1) so that other beginners will know what to expect; (2) so that teacher educators will share with candidates for licensure; (3) so that she won't make the same mistakes again; (4) so that veteran teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), High Schools, Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Bryan, Jennifer – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
Very few PreK-12 teachers are adequately trained to address the gender identity and sexual identity of their students in a developmentally-appropriate and pedagogically-sound manner. Yet responsible adults--parents, educators, pre-service teachers, coaches, religious instructors, camp administrators and school counselors--must help children…
Descriptors: Parent Conferences, Sexuality, Sexual Identity, School Counselors
Townsend, Cathy J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This quantitative, causal-comparative study utilized ex post facto data to examine the impact of education support advisors (ESAs) on the discipline, attendance, and achievement of at-risk students in Grades 3-12. Fourteen education support advisors working in 16 elementary and 8 secondary schools of this mid-Atlantic school district consistently…
Descriptors: Caring, African American Students, Discipline, Recognition (Achievement)
Elmore, Michael – Principal Leadership, 2008
Conferences with an upset parent, teacher, or student should be opportunities for schools to build relationships with the community and to foster a positive school culture. But in reality, they are often held because a problem has arisen and often end with stakeholders having a less-than-positive image of the school. Understanding the steps that…
Descriptors: School Culture, Parent Conferences, School Community Relationship, Emotional Intelligence
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Noel, Amber; Stark, Patrick; Redford, Jeremy – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This report presents data on students in the United States attending kindergarten through grade 12. The main focus of the report is on parent and family involvement in the students' education during the 2011-12 school year as reported by the students' parents. It also includes the percentage of students who participated in family activities, as…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Parent School Relationship, Parent Conferences
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Hayden, Carol – British Educational Research Journal, 2009
Improving pupil attendance and behaviour are essential to improving teaching and learning in schools. Pupils who have the most problems in these respects are likely to need support that recognises the wider influences on these issues. Family Group Conferences (FGCs) are family-led decision-making meetings, that include the family and significant…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Welfare Services, Parent Conferences, Attendance
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Auerbach, Susan – School Community Journal, 2009
Family and community engagement are increasingly seen as powerful tools for making schools more equitable, culturally responsive, and collaborative. The commitment of school leaders is vital to school-community connections, yet is poorly documented in the literature and insufficiently addressed in training for administrators. Many school leaders…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Conferences (Gatherings), Urban Schools, Equal Education
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