Our mission is simple: To promote cooperation between schools and school divisions, and parents, taxpayers and other stakeholders in the education process.
The Importance Of Working Together
There is simply no substitute for getting parents onside and involved in their child's education and life at school. It's not always an easy task. Sometimes parent-teacher conversations get heated. One of our goals here is to help teachers defuse those heated conversations.
It truly does take a village to educate a child. Educators need the cooperation of parents as partners in the educational process. In an ideal world, all parents would be onside, and parents, teachers and school administrators would always agree on the best practices for teaching children. Alas, that's never going to happen. First, not all parents are great parents, in the same way not all teachers are top notch. Second, while both parents and teachers can be committed to the education of students, the fly in the ointment is how that commitment translates into determining the best course of action for each child.
Disagreements happen. And those disagreements can be emotionally charged. And if those disagreements aren't resolved, parents and school staff can end up working in different directions. It's the student that suffers.
What You'll Find Here
To further the goal of building bridges between parents and teachers, we provide a number of resources. Our readership is primarily educational personnel, but parents too, will find useful material in our library section.
- Extensive information about our books to help educators deal effectively with emotional, upset and even aggressive parents.
- Additional bonus tactics and strategies to build bridges with parents, the community, and taxpayers that are applicable to al educational staff, from school board trustees, right down to the support staff that keep everything running.
- Addtional articles, both inspiratonal and instructional for educators, in our articles section
- An opportunity to comment on each page, and to interact with other educators. Parents are also invited to participate in the comments section at the bottom of each page. Commenting guidelines are available here.