Course Opens January 6th, 2022
4 Live Zoom Sessions, Starting Thursday, January 20th @ 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET USA
1.20| 1.27| 2.3| 2.10
This online course is designed for Heads of School and School Leaders. Teams are encouraged. It meets for synchronous learning Four(4) sessions for 60 minutes. Course content will be shared weekly before each session. There will be short yet relevant readings in between each session. Participants are encouraged to connect weekly with each other to review information.
Questions and comments will be encouraged after each session and responses will be made available to group participants and/or reviewed at each next session. Information will be available for you to visit during each week.
We all know that children learn best when parents learn with them. Research now informs us that there is a dual school experience with parents and their child’s school - meaning that there is a school experience for the child, as well as one for the parent. And it has a direct impact on enrollment because it pays attention to the needs of our parents. We will explore this further.
Until now, I know that many of you may think of parents in a perception different than defined as “partnership.” Many schools and administrators often share that it is best to “keep them at the door.” (I used to be there!)
And I do understand how this “partnership with parents” concept often fights with some perceptions about the role of parents in our schools. We often think - they don’t really understand the process of learning, they are demanding, they are worried and anxious, and they do not understand the process of their child’s growth and development and how it impacts the learning. And some parents can be really difficult.
However, we have data findings about the “surprisingly” positive power of partnering with parents. We have seen it happen in schools. We will talk about this to find the best way for your school to establish partnerships. And of course, there is not a ' ‘one size fits all” as our school cultures are unique as are our parents!