Involving parents in the process of learning #ties13
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- Involving Parents In the Process of Learning George Couros Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning
- #TIES13 @gcouros
- Communication is key.
- About Me
- Focus on Relationships
- We need to teach kids to respect the past but to live in the future. Marc Prensky
- http://georgecouros.ca http://connectedprincipals.com
- This is not about technology; its about relationships and learning.
- "The role of parents in the education of their children cannot be overestimated." ~Unknown
- Change the conversation.
- Why is this important?
- Justin Bieber
- Involving Parents in the Learning Process
- Start with your vision
- Have an Open Mind
- Finding Parent Leadership
- Create Learning Opportunities
- Use What the Kids Use
- True change will not be bottom up or top down. It has to be all hands on deck.
- Open Communication
- Learning Together
- Emails to staff (how do we bring parents into this process) Web 2.0 used in a 2.0 way Using a twitter hashtag
- What does this lead to?
- Cyberbullying...the low hanging fruit.
- To inspire meaningful change, you must make a connection to the heart before you can make a connection to the mind.
- As the Internet has become more central in our lives, we have begun to witness a revival of the importance of being human. Notter and Grant
- Since the end of the Easter holidays, Martha has been writing a daily food blog about her school lunches, with the support of her dad, as a self-initiated writing project. It also set out in the noble aim to fund the building of kitchens for less fortunate children in Malawi, through theMary's Meals charity.
- This morning in maths I got taken out of class by my head teacher and taken to her office. I was told that I could not take any more photos of my school dinners because of a headline in a newspaper today.
- But unlike most ten-year-olds Martha has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help feed children in Malawi, been the subject of a BBC documentary and been toasted by Scotlands first Minster Alex Salmond in the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle.
- Martha shows every facet of great learning: ...real world change, making the environment around her better, sharing her thinking with the world, having a conscious for the world beyond her immediate horizons...
- But kids often defy expectations, if you give them the opportunity. Shelley Wright
- What will you help make viral?
- Contact Me Email - email@example.com Twitter - @gcouros Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Blog - georgecouros.ca