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So many families have been thrown into hybrid, virtual and homeschool situations due to the pandemic that I wanted to share a book with our readers. The Overly Honest Teacher by Meredith Essalat has some of the best parenting advice from the classroom that can benefit parents as well as teachers.
Speaking to today's parents from the perspective of an educator, The Overly Honest Teacher offers tools and tips, anecdotes and advice for shaping students of character at home. Author Meredith Essalat shares what she's learned about kids over two decades as a teacher and school principal, including:
- Navigating the influences of social media
- Tackling uncomfortable conversations head on
- Modeling empathy, collaboration, accountability, and other positive behaviors
- Teaching reliability, integrity, and respect
- Listening . . . Really listening
Providing a means for teachers and parents to establish a healthy working relationship, this witty, honest, and wise guide to collaborative parenting is a fresh take on child-rearing and development.
This witty, honest and wise book, The Overly Honest Teacher shows parents and teachers how to have a healthy, working relationship that benefits their classroom kids or children. It is filled with quick antidotes and advice for the busy, modern-day parent. We have made the best decision based on each of our children's individual needs for the 2020-2021 school year. Our 10th grader is doing virtual school provided throughout our school district, my 2nd and 5th grader are homeschooling. We felt that the little ones missed out on too much school last year and needed one-on-one attention. For a 1st grader missing half the school year he is really behind, but since he has been home with me he has excelled! If we put him back in school next year I believe he will be more than ready for 3rd grade.