Maximize your child’s potential in ways that extend beyond academics alone. Gain a clearer, more cohesive relationship with their teachers. A Teacher’s Inside Advice to Parents: How Children Thrive with Leadership, Love, Laughter, and Learning explains how to support and inspire all kids towards success and satisfaction. When parents and teachers share common goals and methods to meet a child’s essential needs, this wraparound effect flows seamlessly from home to school and back again. This affirming, practical parenting approach provides expert insight for connecting with the classroom and influencing your child in four fundamental aspects:
·Leadership supplies the appropriate guidelines and routines your child requires in order to feel a soothing sense of security, structure, and stability.
·Love offers the attention, encouragement, and acceptance that create a strong bond of trust and open communication between you and your child.
·Laughter adds the joy, excitement, and adventure that embolden and assist in your child’s personal exploration of creativity, purpose, and direction.
·Learning develops and reinforces your child’s knowledge, wisdom, and skills vital for a contributing, self-sufficient life.
The Four Ls of Parenting directly lead to the cooperation, confidence, contentment, and capabilities parents and teachers both strive to foster in every childall accomplished with increased efficacy and delight while nurturing and educating the kids they care about so deeply.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Robert Ward is a dedicated educator and champion of children who has taught English in public middle schools in Los Angeles for over twenty years. He is also the author of The Firm, Fair, Fascinating Facilitator: Inspire Your Students, Engage Your Class, Transform Your Teaching, as well as its companion workbook, The Teacher Tune-Up.
For more information, visit www.rewardingeducation.com
Table of Contents
Preface: The Powerful Influence of Parents and Teachers in Partnership
Introduction: Capitalizing on Commonality while Honoring Individuality
Part 1: Gaining Perspective
Chapter 1: Motivation is Always the Answer
Chapter 2: The Parent’s Perspective
Chapter 3: The Teacher’s Perspective
Chapter 4: The Child’s Perspective
Chapter 5: The Public’s Perspective
Chapter 6: The Concerns of Parents and Their Children
Chapter 7: The Concerns of Teachers and Their Students
Part 2: Achieving Proportion
Chapter 8: Avoiding Extremes, Insufficiencies, and Inconsistencies
Chapter 9: Addressing Extreme Behavior in Children
Chapter 10: Diffusing Conflicts between Parents and Teachers
Chapter 11: Straight Talk from the Teaching Trenches
Chapter 12: Achieving Balance
Part 3: Finding Answers by Asking the Right Questions
Chapter 13: Determining What is Really Going on Behind the Classroom Door
Chapter 14: Communicating with Teachers
Chapter 15: Looking Inward
Afterword: Looking Forward
About the Author
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Robert Ward’s book, A Teacher’s Inside Advice to Parents, is a much needed book to help parents and teachers work together for the common good of the child. Often, I’ve listened to parents express frustration with their child’s education experience because either the school culture seems to set up the student for failure or they do not understand how to advocate for their child in in communications that teachers and administrators would respond positively. I’ve heard some teachers and administrators, who with the best of intentions, vent frustration at the lack of parent involvement to help a student participate in learning, within the cultural norms of the school. Robert Ward gets it. Drawing from his extensive experience as a successful classroom teacher and teacher coach, A Teacher’s Inside Advice to Parents, offers a clear advice and support to parents to understand what effective teachers do following his four Fs of classroom culture: Firm, Fair, Fascinating Facilitator (also the title of his book for teachers and administrators) and the four Ls to empower parents to align their life’s work of helping their children for life and education: Leadership, Love, Laughter, and Learning. Ward uses examples and clear informational narrative to give voice to parents on how to both align their teaching of their children (4 Ls) with how effective teachers meet the social and emotional needs of their students (4 Fs). Ward’s alignment of these two sets of ideas builds common language for parents and teachers to successfully collaborate and team so that the student wins. A Teacher’s Inside Advice to Parents does what no other book I’ve read on this topic. I plan on sharing as part of those discussions I have with parents and educators. It brings teachers and parents together to a common purpose. The Blame game solves nothing and only creates excuses not to try—which leaves students as the losers. Robert Ward shows, based on years of success in the classroom and with other schools, how through shared common language and purpose, parents can advocate with teachers for a common goal: Student success.