The Classical Academies Partnering With Parents
Summary: The Classical Academies is an organization of award-winning, tuition-free, Certified California Public Charter Schools serving North San Diego County since 1999. With over 4,500 students in grades TK-12, the schools are making a tremendous impact as they reinvent public education. "Partnering With Parents" is here to educating, educate, encourage, and support parents in their role as the primary educator.
Generation Z refers to generation born in the mid-1990's to mid-2000's. They are the first generation to grow up with technology and social media. Journalism teacher, Mike Owen, explains how parents can stay connected and communicate with Gen Z... and it isn't digitally!
Teen vaping is on the rise and many parents have questions. Jared Baez, Director of Safety and Security, reveals what every parent needs to know before they address vaping with their child.
Every child has a distinctive learning style that may be different from our own. Teachers Suzanne Duncan and Patty Eastman discuss three main styles of learning , including auditory, visual, and kinesthetic, and offer advice on how to teach to each type of learner.
Stay organized and keep your sanity while homeschooling students in multiple grades. Educational Specialists Melissa Johnson and Leah Ferkins share how organization and time management can positively impact your homeschooling day. They discuss how creating a learning space, setting expectations, and making a schedule can lead to increased productivity and satisfaction.
Some of the biggest mistakes parents make when homeschooling include not having a daily schedule or plan, multi-tasking during teaching, and being distracted. Veteran teachers Laura Morford and Debbie Crites share their insight on how to prepare and plan for a successful homeschool day. They offer suggestions to help you enjoy the journey.
The Classical Academies is launching a new English Language Arts program this fall, known as Reader's Choice. Inspired by Donalyn Miller's book, The Book Whisperer, the new curriculum will invite and challenge students to read 40 self-selected books each school year. Curriculum Specialists, Corie Shields and Lisa Ivans, explain the new curriculum and how it is better "caught than taught". Be sure to attend a Reader's Choice workshop at this year's JumpStart Parent Education Conference. The Book Whisperer: https://bookwhisperer.com/books/the-book-whisperer/
Parenting is challenging. Homeschooling is challenging. Doing both well simultaneously is hard work! Mark Steven Reardon is this year's JumpStart Parent Education Conference Keynote Speaker. Mark informs us how parenting styles, such as Helicopter, Drone, Snow Plow, Tigger, and Zamboni, all stem from good intentions of wanting our children to succeed. Be sure to join us at JumpStart on August 15, 2019 to learn more! https://classicalacademy.com/communityengagement/jumpstart-conference/
Students struggle with reading for a number of reasons, including negative associations, difficulty, or the feeling that reading is too much work. Classical Academy Online English Teacher, Kellye Bojorquez, shares her suggestions for improving the reading experience. She shares how modeling reading, encouraging positive behavior, and having positive conversations can lead to improvement and success.
Parents are often concerned about their child's emotional well-being and unsure how to respond to statements like "I'm fine". Classical Academy High School Counselor, Charles Threat III, counsels parents and students on conflict, self regulation, and taking ownership of actions and reactions, which lead to open communication. He shares the importance of making sure your child knows they are loved, safe, and supported and giving them the time and space to be vulnerable.
Students spend an average of nine hours a day online, and much of this is spent on social media. Increased time on social media can lead to loneliness, anxiety, depression, and perceived self-worth based on "likes" and "friends". Coastal Academy High School Counselor Jessica Novello shares how to start a conversation with our children about their social media usage and the importance of modeling healthy behavior and boundaries.
Students are spending an average of nine hours a day online. Much of this is spent on social media. Increased time on social media can lead to perceived loneliness, anxiety, and depression, and perceived self-worth based on likes and friends. Coastal Academy High School Counselor Jessica Novello shares how to open the conversation with our children about their social media usage and how to model healthy behavior and boundaries.
CAHS Counselor Laura Hughes and Chief Executive Officer at Pathway Health Clinic Leslie Salasar Carrillo discuss how to have the difficult conversation with your child about sex. They recommend tips for opening up communication and talking "with" your child and not "at" them, as well as helping them understand the consequences of their decisions. This is part two in a two part series.
CAHS Counselor Laura Hughes and Pathway Health Clinic CEO Leslie Salazar Carillo discuss how to start the difficult conversation with your child about sexual health. They recommend tips for opening up communication and talking "with" your child and not "at" them, as well as helping them understand the consequences of their decisions. This is part one in a two part series.
CAHS coach and leadership teacher, Jon Goodman, teaches the value of servant leadership in the classroom and on the field. Core values, such as working hard, living pure, leading with courage, and honoring the team help students live with purpose in all areas of life.
Middle school is a time to prepare for the rigors of high school. Many students struggle with confidence and independence during these years. Veteran teacher Dawn Sullivan shares how teaching students to receive feedback, communicate with teachers, and advocate for themselves leads to a growth mindset that ultimately helps them find success in high school.