This handbook is a guide and recourse of strategies, tips, and how-to-do’s for parents/caregivers, teachers, and school leaders. The author provides topics in the handbook that addresses parent involvement/engagement and its effect on academic achievement and school success, the benefits of parent involve/engagement and its impact, role of parents with their child’s/children’s education, a listing of selected easy-to-do games and instructional activities to develop and nurture self-esteem, self-confidence, resilience, and perseverance (Power Tools) to ensure school and life success.
This book has tips/recommendations for not only parents/caregivers, but also for teachers and school leaders. When the home, school, and community form a viable partnership, all youth thrive and reach their potential. As an added feature of the handbook, includes brief explanations of the roles of key school personnel, general school policies, procedures, and regulations to demystify schooling to minimize misperceptions and increase positive relationships. Additionally, although the handbook is a resource all parents/caregivers in general, a chapter is included and devoted to the parents/caregivers of special needs children and discusses/shares strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of Individualized Education Program ( I.E.P.) meetings. There are also suggestions and recommendations for teachers and school leaders to participate as viable members of I.E.P. team members.
Sheila E. Sapp, a recently retired teacher and school administrator with over forty-five years of dedicated service in the field of education, continues to work toward helping all you reach their full potential. She is the founder and owner of a consulting business as a service provider for parents/caregivers, teachers, school leaders, students, and community stakeholders.
About the Author
Drawing on more than 40 years of education experience, Sapp offers guidance to help caregivers develop a proactive role in their children’s education; she advises them to connect with schools; learn the rationale behind school rules, procedures, and policies; and navigate the educational system when the need arises. The final chapter describes activities aimed at boosting self-confidence, self-esteem, resiliency, and perseverance—all of which play a crucial role in academic success.
Dr. Sapp has put together an Insightful Book which provides parents and educators with tools and techniques to empower students to reach their full potential in school. She also gives practical applications that will help parents and teachers direct students to acquire the skills needed for success in life.
The School Connection: Parents, Teachers, and School Leaders Empowering Youth for Life Success" is another masterfully written book by Dr. Sheila E. Sapp. In it, she expresses succinctly and methodically the prerequisites for student success in life, supported by caring and concerned stakeholders. This read and action plan are both OUTSTANDING and a welcomed addition to the educational community!
With over four decades of boots on the ground experience, Dr. Sheila Sapp is uniquely equipped to advise educators, parents, and students on creating collaborative partnerships. Dr. Sapp provides the what, the how, and the why in a succinct guide. This book offers a roadmap for communities interested in developing or strengthening collaborative partnerships to support student learning. When parents and school communities make the effort, students are the ultimate beneficiaries.
The School Connection: Parents, Teachers, and School Leaders Empowering Youth for Life Success is an essential guide that explains the importance of parental involvement and its impact on the educational success. Dr. Sheila E. Sapp has once again skillfully outlined a go-to educational guidebook that every parent will find helpful and informative. A very important tool in building the connection!