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Forum: Looking at Learning... Again

Topic: Teaching and Learning

Topic Posted by: Melissa Cheung
Date Posted: Mon Feb 15 5:01:23 US/Eastern 1999
Topic Description: What are your beliefs about how people learn? How does your teaching style and school system work to accommodate how people learn?

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Posted by:Michele McLeod (mmcleod@learner.org )
Organization:Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project
Date posted: Fri Mar 5 8:56:13 US/Eastern 1999
Subject: communicating with parents
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In response to the Kirkwood teachers, it sounds like you are providing plenty of opportunities to meet with parents and explain what you're doing at your school. I would also suggest taking advantage of some of the other resources we have on the Annenberg/CPB Channel and the Web site. Resources that specifically speak to parents about their role in helping their children learn and what inquiry learning looks like (and why it works) in the classroom include: Science Simply Amazing, a video and guide explain the science standards to parents and give tips for exploring everyday questions through science. You can find the enire 17-minute video in our Video preview room http://www.learner.org/channel/previews/ PRISM Parent Outreach Kit--includes vidoes, a workshop guide, and handout tip sheets for parents Math for All and Math for All--Plus--videos that show math activities for parents and pre-school through 6th grade children to do together. And find math and science activities for parents to do at home at http://www.learner.org/collections/mathsci/resources/activities/ There are lots of other materials, a brochure called "What Should I Look for in a Math Classroom?" is a nice handout for parent meetings. Please look at our Web site, or email me if you have any more specific questions. I'm please to hear that you're enlisting parents in improving your school. Good luck! Michele McLeod The Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project

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