Ayude a sus hijos a tener exito en la escuela (Help Your Children Succeed in School)

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This book clearly explains the United States school system so Latino parents can maximize the benefit of their children's education.

It begins with an overview of the U.S. system, and continues with the differences and similarities to the familiar Latin American countries' educational systems. It encourages parents to set aside their fears and directs them to work with the appropriate person within the school facility to guarantee that their ...

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Overview

This book clearly explains the United States school system so Latino parents can maximize the benefit of their children's education.

It begins with an overview of the U.S. system, and continues with the differences and similarities to the familiar Latin American countries' educational systems. It encourages parents to set aside their fears and directs them to work with the appropriate person within the school facility to guarantee that their children are getting the best education possible.

In Ayude a sus hijos a tener exito en la escuela (Help Your Children Succeed in School), you will find out how the American school system works, what is expected of you and your children, and what your rights and responsibilities are. You will come away with all the tools you need to help your child not only adapt to the school system, but also to excel within it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572486751
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Series: Guias Practicas Series
  • Edition description: Spanish Language
  • Pages: 106
  • Sales rank: 953,659
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mariela Dabbah is the author of Help your Children Succeed in High School and Go to College, Help your Children Succeed in School, How to Get a Job in the U.S. and the co-author of The Latino Advantage in the Workplace.

Mariela has been a guest at "Wake up with Whoopi" (Syndicated Radio Show), "All things considered" (NPR), "Good Morning America" (ABC) "Today in New York" (NBC), "Despierta América" (Univision), "Directo desde Estados Unidos" (CNN en Español), "Temprano en la Mañana" (93.1 FM- AMOR), and many other TV programs and radio shows. She's been interviewed by Business Week and Time magazine and she's been featured and quoted in publications across the country including the New York Times, Latina magazine and Vanidades magazine.

As a speaker Mariela presents workshops and keynotes at corporations and organizations such as General Electric, American Express, National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Goldman Sachs and HBO.

She is also the spokesperson of HACER, the Ronald McDonald House Charities' scholarship for Latino students.

She is a contributor for Siempre Mujer (Meredith Corporation), Hoy (Tribune), Latina Style, Nexos magazine and Yahoo. Her blog is:
www.marielablog.com

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Table of Contents

Introducción
Capítulo 1: La Importancia de la Autoestima de su Hijo
Capítulo 2: De qué Manera su Experiencia Personal Afecta su Enfoque Educativo
Creencia #1-La Escuela es Mejor en los Estados
Unidos que en Latinoamérica
Creencia #2-Los Maestros son Venerados
Creencia #3-La Escuela Siempre Tiene Razón
Creencia #4-Las Personas Indocumentadas No
Pueden Participar en el Sistema Educativo
Creencia #5-Sus Hijos Ya Han Superado su Nivel
Educativo Por lo Tanto No Hace Falta que
Reciban Más Educación
Creencia #6-Solo las Personas que Hablan Inglés
Pueden Participar de la Educación de sus Hijos
Creencia #7-Los Valores de la Escuela son los
Mismos que los Suyos
Creencia #8-El Sistema Educativo Es Intimidante
Creencia #9-No Hay Problema en Sacar a sus
Hijos de la Escuela por un Tiempo Prolongado
Capítulo 3: Los Temas Básicos
Edad de Inscripción
Estatus Inmigratorio
Asignación Inicial de Grado (Initial Placement)
Programas Bilingües y de Inglés como Segunda
Lengua
Educación Especial
Transporte
Libros
Desayuno y Almuerzo
Código de Vestimenta
Calendario Escolar
Capítulo 4: Ataquemos un Tema por Vez
Escuela Elemental o Primaria (Elementary School)
Escuela Intermedia (Middle School)
Escuela Secundaria (High School)
Oficina del Distrito Escolar
La Escuela
Veamos los Diferentes Tipos de Escuelas
Escuelas Públicas
Escuelas Privadas
Escuelas Chárter (Charter Schools)
Identifique la Escuela de su Hijo
Identifique Quién Será su Contacto
Hablemos de la Inscripción
Capítulo 5: Educando en Base a los Estándares
El Currículum Escolar
Exámenes Estandarizados
Otros Métodos de Calificar a sus Hijos:
Participación en Clase y Evaluación de
Carpeta (Portfolio Assessment)
Capítulo 6: La Tarea
Ayuda con la Tarea
Medio Ambiente Adecuado para la Tarea
Capítulo 7: Participación de los Padres
Voluntariado
Revise la Mochila
Capítulo 8: Reunión de Padres y Maestros
Qué Hacer Antes de la Reunión
Qué Llevar a la Reunión
Preguntas Importantes para Hacer
Después de la Reunión
Capítulo 9: Prepare a sus Hijos para Entrar a la Escuela
Prepare a los Niños para que Aprendan a Leer y
Escribir
Comuníquese con sus Hijos
Prepare a sus Hijos para Aprender Matemáticas
Prepare a sus Hijos para que Interactúen
Socialmente
Los Buenos Hábitos Comienzan en Casa
Índice xi
Capítulo 10: Actividades para Ayudar a sus Hijos a Tener Éxito en la Escuela
Estimule el Desarrollo Lingüístico
Ayude a sus Hijos a Desarrollar Destrezas
Matemáticas
Ayude a sus Hijos a Desarrollar Destrezas en
Ciencias
Ayude a sus Hijos a Desarrollar Destrezas Sociales y a Ampliar su Visión del Mundo
Ayude a sus Hijos a Desarrollar un Estilo de Vida
Sano
Ayude a sus Hijos a Desarrollar el Amor al Arte
Capítulo 11: La Escuela Secundaria
Participación de los Padres en la Escuela Secundaria
Entérese de Cuáles son los Exámenes y Programas
Claves
Tracking
Algunas Estadísticas Preocupantes
Cómo Ayudar a sus Hijos a Quedarse en la Escuela y a Evitar Problemas
La Vocación de sus Hijos
Capítulo 12: Derechos y Responsabilidades de los Padres
Sus Derechos
Sus Responsabilidades
Mensaje de Aliento
La Autora
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