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Name:  Robert E Rockwell  

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-- Robert E Rockwell on WorldCat --

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Professor Emeritus at Southern Illinois University

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Families and Educators as Partners: Issues and Challenges
ISBN: 1428318283

Wadsworth Publishing. 2009

With a wealth of new information from family involvement in education, this updated new second edition of Families and Educators as Partners: Issues and Challenges, 2nd Edition is a readable and practical text. It provides future and current teachers, administrators, school personnel and parents with background information as well as strategies that they need to plan and implement a successful family involvement program in preschool and elementary environments.

Everybody Has a Body: Science from Head to Toe
ISBN: 0876591586

Gryphon House. 1992

Children discover the magic of science as they learn about their bodies. Over 280 instantaneous activities and ideas promote skills such as observation, inference and prediction. A vital resource for developing a basic foundation in scientific concepts.

Linking Language
ISBN: 0876592027

Gryphon House. 1999

Everyday ways to connect language and literacy to the daily curriculum.

ISBN: 0876592310

Gryphon House. 2003

At last! A book has finally arrived that takes the worry out of parent-teacher communication. This innovative and original guide makes it easy for preschool teachers to connect with parents and involve them in the learning process using family meetings. Offering a complete plan for every meeting, Partnering With Parents is bursting with helpful tips, strategies, and creative ways to build a connection between home and school.

Each meeting begins with an icebreaker, allowing families to mix and mingle, and then continues with multiple activities that give parents the opportunity to experience first-hand what their child is learning. The suggested meetings address a variety of topics, with enticing titles such as "Are You Hungry for Fun?" and "Magical Art Mixtures." Teachers, parents, and children alike will treasure each meeting as they build relationships and form a community of learners.

Each of the 27 family meetings includes:

  • Invitations*
  • Reminders*
  • Nametags
  • Mixers
  • Family Meeting Activities
  • Meeting Evaluations*


Fitness and Nutrition for Seniors
ISBN: 0398049483

Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd. 1984

Parents and Teachers as Partners: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators
ISBN: 0155004832

Wadsworth Publishing. 1996

As a child's first caregiver and teacher, a parent has both the right and the responsibility to be involved in the child's formal education. Early childhood programs need to begin to involve parents in the education of their children. It has never been possible to help children grow and develop without the mutual respect and cooperation between home and school. Today, this cooperation is more important than ever in children's achievement.
Comprehensive yet practical, this textbook offers many strategies for working with families from diverse backgrounds or those who have children with special needs communicating via written and oral means organizing parent group meetings, conferences, and home visits and utilizing support systems, including volunteers and community networks.

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