Parents are a huge part of the success of a micro-school. They’re there to advocate for their children and help both the school and its community achieve common goals. But often parents shy away from participating fully because they’ve been taught by traditional institutions that their help isn’t always welcome.
Without the support of families in a smaller school community, those schools wouldn’t be as successful as they could be. In this week’s episode of the Education Evolution podcast, I’m sharing how parents can and should get involved and how school leaders can support parent empowerment.
Whether you’re a start-up micro-school or a school leader looking for new ways to bring parents into the fold of your school community, you’ll find tips and resources that can help you encourage parents to step up and get involved.
Jump Through the Conversation
- [1:20] Village approach to raising a child
- [3:10] Big Picture Learning
- [4:46] Synergy with common goals to maximize learning and development
- [6:08] Three steps every school leader can take to support parent empowerment in the classroom/micro-school
- [8:56] Four quadrants of time management
- [11:46] Maureen’s magic wand
Links and Resources:
Recent episodes from Maureen O’Shaughnessy, EdD (see all)
- 25. Looking at How Kids are Wired with Dr. Karen Wilson – September 28, 2020
- 24. The First Step of Creating a New School – September 21, 2020
- 23. A Place for Colorful Mismatched Learners to Thrive – September 14, 2020
Recent episodes from James Hamilton Healy (see all)
- 25. Looking at How Kids are Wired with Dr. Karen Wilson - September 28, 2020
- 144: What is Sex Therapy Like – Paula Leech - September 28, 2020
- 24. The First Step of Creating a New School - September 21, 2020