Preparation is key for parent-teacher conference success

It’s that time of year. Many schools have scheduled fall parent-teacher conferences as the midpoint or end of the schools’ first marking period approaches. These meetings with your child’s teachers are a vital opportunity to build the team that supports each student— and yet most conferences are scheduled in blocks of 30 minutes or less! Planning ahead for the parent-teacher conference can help you to make the most of the experience.

Remember that you are the expert on your child, while the teacher is the expert on teaching. The best outcome of a parent-teacher conference is enhanced collaboration on the

Delaware teachers, mark your calendars! Eighth Annual Conference on Education slated for October 28, 2015

reading helpThe Eighth Annual Conference on Education, Moving Education in Delaware Forward, will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Clayton Hall in Newark, Delaware.

With the recent release of the Student Success 2025 plan, this year’s conference will be a critical opportunity to dig deeper into the recommendations in the plan, and discuss how we can work together to make these recommendations a reality. The conference will focus on building on what works in each of the six core areas and collaboratively discussing how to continue progress.

Educators can receive scholarships and can earn 5 ongoing professional development credit

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics named to The Philadelphia 100

philly100-logoHere we “grow” again! Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. was recently named to The Philadelphia 100 as one of the fastest growing companies in the region!

Since 1988, The Philadelphia 100 has been the hallmark of entrepreneurial achievement. The project, which is run by the Wharton Small Business Development Center, The Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Business Journal, identifies and honors the 100 fastest growing, privately held entrepreneurial companies in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Since it’s founding, The Philadelphia 100 has recognized some of the region’s finest companies as they were just beginning to emerge, including: …

The Youth Leadership for Service-Learning Excellence Award is now accepting applications

YSA logoThe Youth Leadership for Service-Learning Excellence Award recognizes service-learning programs and projects that demonstrate outstanding youth leadership. This award focuses on projects that show a high level of youth initiative in all areas including identifying an authentic need, planning the service, and putting that plan into action. Teams of young people participating in service-learning projects can apply. The deadline is December 4.

Representatives from the National Youth Leadership Council will review applications. One winner will be selected to receive this award at Educate. Ignite. Transform., the 27th Annual National Service-Learning Conference in Minneapolis, Minn., March 30 – April 2, 2016. …

Experience the 10 benefits of reading on Read a Book Day, September 6!

books for children's readingThis Sunday, it is time to turn off the television and other electronics and enjoy the relaxation of reading — celebrate National Read A Book Day on September 6! Simply find a book you would enjoy, find a nice, quiet and relaxing spot and read for a while.

Or, you may have young children or elderly in your home, if so, then you can spend quality time together by reading them a book or two.

Need more convincing? Here are 10 reasons why reading is not just important, it’s crucial! In a recent Lifehack.org article, these 10 benefits to reading …