Get Smart!: Nine Sure Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in School

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What does it take for students to succeed in today's tough academic world of high-stakes testing and increased competition to get into the best colleges? A growing body of research shows that substantial increases in academic achievement are possible when parents, teachers, and students work in partnership. Student ability, while important, is not the forever factor in student success. Parents in particular have a very strong influence over what, how much, and how well their ...

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Overview

What does it take for students to succeed in today's tough academic world of high-stakes testing and increased competition to get into the best colleges? A growing body of research shows that substantial increases in academic achievement are possible when parents, teachers, and students work in partnership. Student ability, while important, is not the forever factor in student success. Parents in particular have a very strong influence over what, how much, and how well their children learn in school.

How can parents help their children from preschool through high school keep up and succeed? In Get Smart! Nine Sure Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in School, Ron Dietel of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing at UCLA, has synthesized the latest research on education and combined it with real-world strategies from leading education researchers to come up with the Get Smart Learning Model. He explains the nine components of the Model—ability, effort, attitudes and beliefs, school quality, teacher quality, school learning habits, home learning habits, evaluation, and communications—and gives practical advice on how parents can help children of any age and any ability, or disability, improve in each of these categories.

Any time is a good time to start your children on the road to academic success. So don't wait to help your child Get Smart!

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"The Ideas in Get Smart! Should be useful for every parent who reads the book. " (TC Record, March 2007)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787983345
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/25/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald Dietel, Ed.D., is an assistant director of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) at UCLA. He has written articles and videos on educational topics and has served on the La Cañada (CA) Unified School District Governing Board. His two children attend school in California.

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Table of Contents

Foreword (Robert L. Linn).

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: The Get Smart Learning Model.

1. Make the Most of Your Child’s Abilities.

2. Encourage Your Child to Make the Effort.

3. Help Your Child Develop Confidence and a Positive Attitude Toward Learning.

4. Schools That Help Children Get Smart.

5. Become a Partner with Your Child’s Teacher.

6. Support Get Smart! Habits at School.

7. Support Get Smart! Habits at Home.

8. Measure Your Child’s Success.

9. Get Smart! Communications.

Conclusion: Get Started Today.

Appendix A: Get Smart! Strategies for Students with Special Needs.

Appendix B: Using a School Report Card.

Appendix C: What to Look for in High-Quality Classrooms.

Appendix D: Tips on Writing a Paper.

Appendix E: Assessment Glossary.

Appendix F: Supplemental Get Smart! Resources.

References.

About the Author.

Index.

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    Outstanding Guide to Raising Successful Children

    This is a solid, hands-on guide to cultivating successful and happy children and the book is studded with real-world examples. The book could equally be called 'How to be a Better Parent.' The advice is not limited to academic achievement but rather in raising a motivated, involved child with a healthy self-respect. The ideas presented here can be implemented immediately and incorported into daily life. The style is clear and enjoyably readable.

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