Hidden Dangers to Kids' Learning: A Parent Guide to Cope with Educational Roadblocks (Hardback)Betsy Gunzelmann (author)
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 241 x 163 x 17 mm
Edition: 2nd Edition
Hidden Dangers to Kids' Learning is every parents vade mecum, a companion book to empower parents as they advocate for their children making their way through the school system. She points out the systems potholes hidden but crippling and its compulsion to identify the problem as the child's, cleverly shifting attention away from where it really belongs: on the entrenched resistance of schools to utilizing the latest research. Gunzelmann sees a new day emerging in education, hope reigniting. But if this is to unfold, it must come up from the grass roots from the parents trusting their own intuitions over the assertions of the experts. This new book flows with a delightful, conversational style that is down to earth, clear, and confident. Her words enable the parent to successfully support his or her child. Gunzelmann's heart is truly in every page.--Hilary E. Bender, professor emeritus, School of Education, Boston University; core faculty at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology; and
Gunzelmann provides a lens through which critical components of schools, climate and community, can be examined. She shows us why we cannot take these attributes of schools for granted and why parents and educators must insist on school communities that are safe, welcoming, and poised to assure success for every student.--Cathy Chesley, founder, Hopkinton Independent School
Hidden Dangers to Kid's Learning: Parent Guide to Cope with Educational Roadblocks serves as an important reminder to parents, teachers and schools: we don't teach reading, science, or mathematics - we teach children. By reading Dr. Gunzelmann's informative book, parents will develop a better understanding of obstacles that could potentially interfere with their child's learning and achievement. How can parents become empowered to be equal and active partners in their child's education? This book provides concrete suggestions for achieving this goal, ensuring that not only their child, but every child, will be afforded the opportunity to thrive emotionally, socially, and academically in our schools.--Cathy Stavenger, associate professor, School of Education, Southern New Hampshire University
Across America, many parents realize that their children are not receiving the education that they need, yet they do not know how to navigate change in the schools. This timely book provides parents with an overview of the major obstacles that plague our schools today. Gunzelmann graciously offers practical advice to parents such as to first listen carefully to the educational needs and concerns expressed by their children. She then provides different avenues that parents can use to successfully navigate their children's specific academic, emotional and/or health needs in the K-12 schools.--Diane Connell, professor of education at Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire
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