While you may have tried and true procedures for things like sharpening pencils and lining up for lunch, chances are you're still figuring out classroom rules around technology. Should you allow students free Internet time when they are done with their work? Should students be able to sign up for tablet time or are you the unofficial Queen of the iPad?
It’s always a good policy to keep the door open for parents so they can ask questions and get involved in their kid's education. This is especially true when it comes to character education, an area in which you ideally share responsibility with families in fostering hardworking, respectful critical thinkers and friends. You can get parents on board with your character education program by remembering these helpful dos and don’ts:
The research is clear: programs or curriculum that promote social-emotional learning (SEL) can have big payoffs when it comes to academics, student behavior and life decisions.