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About parenteducationaladvocacy

Indepentant school choice options advocate that desires to assist teachers, parents and families to take an active roll in the education of children.

Love and Logic Tips for Developing an Empathetic Classroom

Here are some tips for developing an empathetic classroom: 1. Start by building a classroom culture in which students feel safe and secure.  Students who are afraid of physical or emotional harm give attention to their own well-being, and have … Continue reading

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2013 Overview of the School Choice Movement

“In our life we take for granted choice in all aspects that are so much less important than the education of our own children,” says Lisa Snell, director of education and child welfare policy at Reason Foundation, the nonprofit that … Continue reading

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Building Motivation, Instilling Grit: The Necessity of Mastery-Based, Digital Learning

In the following article Michael Horn hits a “slam dunk” when it comes to helping to motivate the disengaged student. Too many times educational ownership and the ability to move and direct ones own educational direction is all that is … Continue reading

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Respecting Teachers (Salman Khan)

Excerpts from a Reason Magazine (February 2013) interview with “The Education Visionary” Khan Academy founder Salman Khan on the future of learning. “Reason: In the book you mention that New York State spends about $18,000 per public school student per … Continue reading

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What’s a Magnet Anyway? (And Other Things You Wish You Knew About Schools)

This article comes at a timely manner, as I had just started a blog post to explain all the differences in school choice options. Many people are confused with the exact definition of choices in educational electives and who funds … Continue reading

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Movement Helps with Learning

I have a few active learners who enjoy moving to learn. For instance, my second son learned his alphabet jumping off a chair as he said the letters. Even though this is a non-traditional style of learning, I have found … Continue reading

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“Beat the Clock”

Another idea to keep the dawdling student on task, helping to get schoolwork doing in a timely manner.

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