Do you know which schools your students come from or are going to? Challenge yourself to a site visit this year to see this different setting and get to know the incredible educators educating the children everyone is serving. Chapter Seven: Hacking Early Learning Transition from K to 7th and 8th grade this summer has … Continue reading Home Visits and……..Middle School.
Spring is here-which for a school that serves all kindergarten students-means it is time to meet the students and families of the 2018-19 school year. When you register 300-400 students for kindergarten in just two days you learn what works, what doesn’t, and how to continually adjust things to continue to meet everyone’s needs. April … Continue reading Is your school and staff ready for the new class? Getting ready for K Registration. #HackingEarlyLearning
One of the things I am passionate about in schools in making meaningful connections with families. As a former middle school administrator and current early childhood leader I know from practice that parents are a child’s first teacher and a strong bridge between school and home. In education we have many strategies and tools we … Continue reading All In! Finding Ways to Create Partnerships with Families in Your School.
This week I had the honor to share all the ways #WoodsonK creates partnerships with families. Leading at a Kindergarten Campus means I only have 174 days to establish relationships with families and provide students with the foundation of success for their K-12 career before they leave our school for 1st grade. In 2016-17 we … Continue reading In, Out and Around the Box: Creative Ways to Partner with Families. #NPC17 Innovation Lab Session
This weekend I am traveling up to the Twin Cities to celebrate the high school graduation of a former student that really became more of a family member. This guy and I started kindergarten together, he spent time with my husband and met Kenny way before anyone else (kindergartner students have very interesting questions about … Continue reading Summer is in Session: Parent Engagement.
Leaders at system, district and school levels need to influence the culture and processes that support learning and working together in purposeful ways at every level of the organization if they are to produce greater learning in students. Coherence. Michael Fullen and Joanne Quinn This summer (kicking and screaming) I am a parent in transition. … Continue reading Building Relationships and Setting the Stage Before K: Transitions.
If we want children to be ready for kindergarten, we must be certain that the environments and systems we create are responsive to the unique developmental needs of not only preschoolers but infants, toddlers and their families. Dr. Terri Rose ‘Emotional Readiness: How Early Experiences and Mental Health Predict School Success’. Moving into the K-12 … Continue reading Creating Meaningful Transitions from PreK-K