Free Summer Book Study: Teaching the Whole Child and Empowering Parents

Here's a summer PD opportunity not to be missed! I'll be hosting a free summer book study of my latest book, Talented Teachers, Empowered Parents, Successful Students, via a five-session weekly Twitter EdChat. These fast-paced, 30-minute chats will take place on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. PST/ 8:00 p.m. CST/ 9:00 p.m. EST during June and July 2018. … Continue reading Free Summer Book Study: Teaching the Whole Child and Empowering Parents

Classroom Strategies for Including All Families as Allies in Education

Shouldn’t every parent be a teacher’s greatest asset and ally in nurturing and educating all students? Shouldn’t every teacher actively include and empathetically engage with all parents, especially those who seem the most clueless, careless, or cantankerous? Robert Ward's latest book, Talented Teachers, Empowered Parents, Successful Students, provides educators with a wealth of creative strategies, practical solutions, … Continue reading Classroom Strategies for Including All Families as Allies in Education

Parents Deserve Professional Development, Too!

If we truly believe that parents and teachers must be allies in education and partners in the nurturing of the whole child, then we must consistently explore ways to not only engage parents with the school community but to actively involve them in the process of meeting the essential needs of every student. If we think of … Continue reading Parents Deserve Professional Development, Too!

Improving Twitter Education Chats

Someone should have warned me: Twitter education chats (EdChats) can become addictive. I never knew how fast two or three hours could go by as some evenings I participated in chat after chat - and some weeks I chatted every single day. But if you want to grow your PLN and check in with your loyal colleagues … Continue reading Improving Twitter Education Chats