Parent Education, Resources, and Knowledge Program
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!
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)
- Cool Beans (Helpful Resources)
- Lower Middle School (4th-5th Grade) Transitions
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.
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.
The Gift of Failure - How the best parents learn to let go so their children can succeed
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.