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

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics has numerous translating job openings throughout Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania!

corporate learning & trainingBack to Basics employs translators in 16 languages, all of whom are experienced professionals holding Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degrees. Translators are selected for each assignment based on a client’s expressed need, goals and schedules.

Translating may be necessary for books, documents, manuals, web pages, correspondence, labels, annual reports, and more. Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. is a member of the American Translators Association.

Current translating positions open include:

ARABIC TRANSLATORS
Arabic translators needed in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties. Work will be on an as needed basis. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Translating experience of 1+ years …

The Bezos Scholars Program deadline is February 17, 2015

BSP logo FINALThe Bezos Scholars Program at the Aspen Institute is a year-long leadership development program for public high school juniors and educators. It begins with a scholarship to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival and continues through the following school year when Bezos Scholar teams return home to launch sustainable, Local Ideas Festivals that transform their schools and communities. For 11 years Scholar teams have mobilized communities around a range of critical issues to alleviate rural poverty, increase digital literacy, as well as create healthier food environments, inspire conservation leadership, and more.

Every year, 30 top high school juniors and leading educators …

Kids aged 7-18: Get ready for the Paradigm Challenge and a chance to win your share of $100,000!

paradigmThe Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition developed by Project Paradigm and the American Red Cross to inspire youth aged 7 to 18 to affect positive change in the world. The first annual challenge aims to generate new ideas to prevent injuries and fatalities from home fires – America’s #1 disaster threat.

Youth, aged 7 to 18 (as of May 1, 2015), are invited to accept The Challenge, build a team, become problem solvers, learn about home fires, and help save lives. Project Paradigm will award cash prizes of up to $100,000 to the top 100 teams.

To learn more, …

What is the Stafford Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers?

stafford-loan-logoThe Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession. Under this program, individuals who teach full-time for five consecutive, complete academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools that serve low-income families and meet other qualifications, may be eligible for forgiveness.

Teachers interested in pursuing the loan forgiveness program are encouraged to visit the Stafford Loan Forgiveness Program website for more information and an application.

The official list of schools designated annually as low-income (greater than 30% poverty according to the loan forgiveness program criteria) can be found at the …