P.E.R.K.

Parent Education, Resources, and Knowledge Program



Coffee Talks


Coffee Talks is where parents, the Head of School, and the Director of Teaching and Learning gather on a monthly basis, learn from different experts, and dive deeply into relevant education topics and trends...all while drinking a nice cup of joe, of course!

The next Coffee Talk is scheduled for Thursday, May 16 where we invite you for coffee at 8:00 a.m. and will begin the talk and discussion at 8:15 a.m. in Dr. Uveges' room in Founders' Hall. It will be led by Dr. Uveges and Mr. Quesnel.

Monthly Agenda

April


Thursday, May 16

Topic: Just the FACTS

Presenters:
Dan Quesnel, Head of School
Dr. Linda Uveges, Director of Teaching and Learning

8:00 a.m.Coffee
8:15 a.m. Discussion and Q&A
Location: Dr. Uveges' Classroom in Founders' Hall (Lower School)

Future Coffee Talks


Save the Date:
April 17

Recaps




Education Resources



Here you will find a list of articles, videos, and other resources we have compiled to help parents engage productively with their child and school.

Here's What's Brewin' (Hot Topics)

Visible Learning


Visible Learning means an enhanced role for teachers as they become evaluators of their own teaching. According to John Hattie Visible Learning and Teaching occurs when teachers see learning through the eyes of students and help them become their own teachers.

What Works Best for Learning

Applying the Evidence

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John Hattie’s research got a lot of attention from the media linked to the publication of his Visible Learning meta-study. The problem was that many individual aspects of his research were taken and used as a kind of checklist that could magically improve schools. It won’t work like that. John Hattie’s TED talk “Why are so many of our teachers and schools so successful” can be a good starting point to putting it all in context.

John Hattie TED Talk

Growth Mindset


Book:
The Gift of Failure - How the best parents learn to let go so their children can succeed
Author:
Jessica Lahey

Jessica Lahey TED Talk

Cool Beans (Helpful Resources)

Dolly Parton's Imagination LibraryDolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age five in participating communities within the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.

Lower Middle School (4th-5th Grade) Transitions