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Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.' — Margaret Mead


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Educating America Student Reminders

Student Reminder Sheets

Classrooms are busy places, especially when small groups are in use. The enclosed sheets share reminders of your expectations for students. If used in sequential order, they follow a group's process: listening, talking, working, participating, staying on task.

These reminders may be used with the Educating America Desktop Flipbook or alone. Laminating each sheet will increase its life. After each sheet is discussed, it may be hung up in the classroom for future reference.

Education > Parent Participation
20 Pages, Digital Download

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Educating America: 101 Strategies for Adult Assistants in K-8 Classrooms

Eger Flat SiteFrom kindergarten to high school graduation is a scant twelve years. We often forget how short and how very important these years are and that every American’s future is effected by the education of our youth.

Parent and community participation in the classroom is integral to supporting the next generation of adults to become creative, thoughtful, independent life-long learners and critical thinkers, problem solvers who synthesize information, communicate clearly, and work cooperatively. … They are the next leaders of our great country.

Education > Parent Participation
176 Pages, Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9831587-5-2

The book is available through this website, independent bookstores, online bookstores and distributors (Baker and Taylor and Partners).

Educating America Desktop Flipbook:  A companion resource to the Award-winning book Educating America

educatingam flipbookCVR galleryWorking in classrooms is an important job.

As a flexible rover, working 1:1, or managing a small group, these tips will help you become effective and confident in the classroom.

Tasks are listed in chronological order. The "flip" sides, face your students and provide them encouraging reminders.

Your first assignment—Read Educating America: 101 Strategies for Adult Assistants in K-8 Classrooms.

Education > Parent Participation
48 Pages, Flipbook
ISBN: 978-0-9858933-1-6


EduAm-GT-FrontWeb72SmEducating America Getting Started:

A Teacher’s Planning Guide for Including Adult Assistants

As a teacher, you work long hours reading curriculum and studying and creating materials to help your students grow and learn.

School districts, states and national standards require educators to accomodate a wide variety of skill levels in students. These mandates increase your workload. It's time we move beyond asking parents to bring cookies to parties and inviting community members to attend school concerts and events. It's time to use parents as resources to help our classrooms. It's time to engage the greater community in educating our country's students.

This workbook is designed to help focus your thinking before you put out the call for classroom assistants. It stands alone but also supplements and expands on the information provided in the award-winning book, Educating America: 101 Strategies for Adult Assistants in K-8 Classrooms.

  • Practical techniques show you how to build a team of volunteers that function effectively and produce results.
  • Clear text and sample forms cover every aspect of volunteer management.
  • Simple checklists enable you to be fully prepared for volunteers through out the school year.
  • Accessible charts and forms help you explore different options for each volunteer and provideuseful examples.

Education > Parent Participation
48 Pages, Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9858933-6-1


elementaryschooltoolpouchSmall Group Tool Pouch

Tired of kids in small groups needing a sharp pencil? a paper clip? scissors? Want a way to keep them focused and seated?

Each pouch can be fastened into a 3-ring notebook or kept loose in the zip closured pouch. It's easy to grab up and take outside the classroom.

Kits are available for $6.50 USD each and includes tax and shipping within the U.S.
Keep one or more small pouches available for small group use.

Supplies are limited. Order your Tool Pouches between mid-June and September. Receive delivery within 14 business days.