Individual Learning Plans: What Are They? How to Use Them Effectively?

Dr. Joe Mazza with Mindy Larson and Alissa Smith

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In this segment we get a working definition of individualized learning plans and discuss how to use them effectively.

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Using Blogs to Engage Students and Families

Dr. Joe Mazza, with Tony Sinanis, Matt Gomez

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In this segment two educators share with us how they use blogs as a way to give parents a window into what is transpiring in school, and a compelling way to foster two-way communications with parents.

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Using Data with High School Families

Dr. Joe Mazza with Kwesi Rollins, D'Lisa Crains

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A failure to communicate effectively with parents can translate into student failure. Language barriers, cumbersome or outdated communications systems and education jargon can all contribute to communication breaks. In this segment our guests offer guidance and tools.

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Creating a School Environment That Is Both Welcoming and Safe

Dr. Joe Mazza, with Charles Dumais, Sherri Wilson

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The events at Sandy Hook Elementary raised concerns, awareness and the stakes for school leaders in the area of creating the ideal school climate. In this segment we expand on the best ideas gleaned from this week's PTchat on the subject.

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Helping Our Kids Balance Academics and Leisure

Dr. Joe Mazza, with Jerry Blumengarten, Dana Sirotiak

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Parents, teachers and child advocates increasingly agree that our children are being over-programmed. In this PTchat we explored strategies for restoring balance. 

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