Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Do you want to start a Parent University at your school, entire school district or after school program? I created a brand new Parent University Planner kit to help you to get started. It comes with the following.
- Instruction on how to get started
- All three books the Seven Secrets of How to Study, the Parent's Ultimate Education Guide and the Ultimate Scholarship Guide (Title I supplemental resources) - -
- Marketing ideas
- Parent articles
- How to save money on a shoe string budget articles
- College prep for parents
- Parent Websites
- To get the Parent planner visit the book tab at http://bit.ly/1wJHWaa or the receive an invoice or order for send an email to Learn@DrStephenJones.net
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Do you have a Parent University at your School District? I have been a workshop presenter for the Parent University at the Redclay School District. Recently, I participated in a TV interview to promote it athttps://vimeo.com/142283440 . I've conducted a series of Parent University workshops and provided my three books to the parents who participate. My books are the Seven Secrets of How to Study, the Parents Ultimate Education Guide and the Ultimate Scholarship Guide at http://bit.ly/1wJHWaa I am passionate about helping parents with K12 students to help their children to earn A+ grades. You should start a Parent University at your school. Students perform better when parents are finding ways to improve their knowledge while their child is in school.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Today parents are very busy and it is hard to get ready for projects. Often children will wait until the last minute to remind a parent that they have a project. Sometimes it is due to procrastination and sometimes the student forgets about the project. The key is finding system so that all projects get started early. Here are a few tips:
1. Use a daily planner to record projects
2. Create a project storage place where you keep all supplies
3. Always refill your storage place
4. Take your child with you to the store
5. Continually look for sale items and compare store prices
6. Take the project list with you when you go to the store
7. See a librarian for ideas that can make the project unique
8. Search the Internet for videos that will help with your son/daughters project
9. Organize a brainstorming session about the project
10. Make sure that the project is submitted on time
You should work with your cold to get started on project. It will cause you both less stress because you have a way that projects get started early. Feeling excited about the project will raise your child's enthusiasm. Enjoy the learning process and your projects will be fun.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
For over 10 million students and parents, time to prepare for college becomes a reality they must confront sometime during their junior or senior year of high school. The parent of a successful college bound student is well prepared for the decisions that lie ahead. Along the way parents have hundreds of questions that often go unanswered. Below are some quick tips that will make your college planning beneficial. Additional tips are available in a book I’ve written titled the Parent’s Ultimate Education Guide at http://bit.ly/1wJHWaa.
1. Finding scholarships is easier than you think. Your student should start searching for scholarships during the 9th grade. Categorize your scholarships and begin to apply during the junior year.
2. When it comes to a decision about living on campus know your child. Most students benefit from staying on campus especially in classes that require team work.
3. Spend special time communicating with your son/daughter throughout the senior year. Don’t wait until you drop them off at their college dorm.
4. If you know your son/daughter weaknesses find out about tutoring and ask them to sign up right away.
5. When your son/daughter calls you regularly ask open-ended questions. Use sentences like; what do you like about your math teacher? Frequently asking open-ended questions will allow you the get a sense of their anxieties and stresses.
6. During your students orientation write down the names of college administrators who have invited you to maintain contact with them during your student’s enrollment.
7. Identify a relative or a friend in the city where your student will attend college. Having a local contact is important in case there is an emergency.
8. Don’t over pack when you consider how much your student needs in their college dorm room. Most dorm rooms are small and they can only hold a few larger items like a television, computer and small refrigerator.
9. Sending your son/daughter to college with a computer is essential.
10. Establish a check point conversation once every month during the senior year. This conversation will help you to point your son/daughter in the right direction.
11. Remind your student to avoid the urge to sign up for credit cards when they arrive on campus. The credit cards offered on campus have very high interest rates.
12. Open up a bank account for your student and ask for a debit card. You can put money into the account when your student has a need. Also, other relatives and friends can make deposits.
Schools should find creative ways to engage parents throughout their child’s high school experience. Don’t wait until the 12th grade year to get started on your student’s college preparation. Go on college tours and talk to faculty and students on each campus. Dr. Stephen Jones is an education advocate, workshop presenter and author of the Parent’s Ultimate Education Guide, the Seven Secrets of How to Study and the Ultimate Scholarship Guide at http://bit.ly/1wJHWaa. You can call 610-544-5480 or Learn@DrStephenJones.net Join the newsletter at http://bit.ly/1sVyCzs
Monday, August 24, 2015
It is often said that if you keep doing the same things you'll get the same results. This school year let's try different methods to get parents involved. Reach out to parents through the media and through a new online school newsletter that parents can sign up for. Every week find some way to let your parents know that you care about their child's success. Get the child who is earning "C" letter grades to move to "A" or "B" grades by intentionally letting parents know that their student can do it. Parent's need to know what they can do to improve their child's grades. Here are other things your school can do.
1. Ask parents to participate in one major event this school year
2. Host music and arts classes that parents can offer to students after school
3. Ask parents to be a part of a school play or to help out with scenery
4. Have a fund raiser where parents contribute their favorite dish and participate in the event
5. Survey parents and offer tutoring classes where they need help
6. Hold a meeting in the community where they live to get more of their input
7. Hold an event where parents receive awards for their participation in any way and a few special awards
8. Start a parenting student success discussion using Parent's Ultimate Education Guide which I created for schools. Review a chapter and have a discussion each time your school meets with parents. To get a free review book for your school in the email your address to learn@DrStephenJones.net
Parent participation should be planned and their should be someone in charge of it. Some parents need encouragement to see the value of their participation. then expect parents to be very interested participating. Parent involvement is a vital resource for school success.
Dr. Stephen Jones is an education advocate and he is passionate about helping parents and students to succeed. His three books are the Parent's Ultimate Education Guide, the Seven Secrets of How to Study and the Ultimate Scholarship Guide at http://bit.ly/1wJHWaa . Join his newsletter at http://bit.ly/1sVyCzs