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Links For Parents
Common Core State Standards:
Growth vs. Fixed Mindset:
A few resources I put together to help parents understand this important idea.
Reading Level Parent Guides
: Learn about reading behaviors for each level. (Your child's Guided Reading Level will be sent home by September 21.)
"The Importance of Reading Bedtime Stories to Big Kids"
Fluency Without Fear: Research Evidence on the Best Ways to Learn Math Facts
Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University)
"The Mathematics of Hope: Moving from Performance to Learning in Mathematics Classrooms"
(Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University)
"If This is Wrong, I Don't Want to be Right"
(Growth Mindset Blog by Emily Diehl)
"How Not to Talk to Your Kids"
(New York Magazine)
“Failure is an Option” by Aviva Patz (Parents Magazine, November 2010)
“What is Parenting with Love and Logic?” by Jim Fay
“Tease Proof Your Kids” by Jim Fay
“Two Ways to Neutralize Childhood Arguing” by Jim Fay
“Guidelines for Sharing Control Through Choices” by Jim Fay
The Misbehavior Cycle
Other Love and Logic Articles and Resources
How Parents and Families Can Help Their Children Do Better in School
“Self-esteem grows out of successful experiences that the child has authored. Let him feel capable.” How To Parent a School Age Child by Betsy Brown Braun
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