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Your Child, My Student
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” -- Anonymous
ABOUT THE ANTHOLOGY
Studies show that teacher satisfaction is steadily declining across America. What teachers need most is SUPPORT.
Teachers want to be in environments where they are going to be successful with students, where they're getting help to do that, where they have good colleagues, where they're working as a team. What great schools, great principals, and great school teams know is that you support teachers by structuring group collaboration for planning curriculum, by building professional learning communities, by encouraging ongoing inquiry into practice.
The schools that build those kinds of environments give teachers continuous opportunities to grow and learn, provide the tools they need to do their job, and enable them to build good relationships with parents so they can work as partners on behalf of the child.
Your Child My Student shares stories from the classroom and beyond in hopes of providing insight and inspiration to inform practice at from varying vantage points. These themes include: mental health, mentoring, homeschooling, village mentality, confidence-building, relationship-building, parent communication, cultural sensitivity, working with students on IEP plans and more.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Calling All Educators, Mentors, Community & Youth Leaders!
Have you been working in the trenches of education?
Have you ever experienced something in the education arena that will positively impact a new educator or parent or someone considering becoming a guardian?
Have you been told you're a great mentor?
Great role model?
Have you had an experience where you learned what NOT to do from a teacher or mentor?
How does your position influence how you relate to children and other educators and youth leaders?
Teachers and parents are often ignored in policy discussions-What are your thoughts on this? Tell your story or perspective to help shed light on what's going on in the trenches, but be sure to frame it in a way that will provide hope, insight and awareness to new teachers, youth leaders and/or parents.
Please submit 4-7 paragraphs typed in Times New Roman 12-pt font. Not more than one (1.5) Word document pages.
All submissions are due by January 15, 2019.
*EACH APPROVED CONTRIBUTOR WILL RECEIVE A CONTRIBUTOR BADGE FOR HER WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA. A CONFERENCE CALL WILL BE SCHEDULED ONCE ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE RECEIVED.
For General Contributors
For Expert Co-Authors
If you would like to be an "Expert Contributor" (Co-Author) to Your Child, My Student, and be featured on the back cover, immediately email with your headshot (min. 300 dpi), your title and a brief bio sketch for consideration. There is a feature fee of $347 before Sept 30; $397 after Sept 30. There are 7 max. expert contributor slots available. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. There is a $10 Paypal fee. Alternatively you may send payment by Cash App to: $ShekinaMoore.
Possible Themes for Story Submissions:
How to Relate to Parents
Building Rapport & Trust with Students
Relating to Students
Toward Cultural Understanding
Getting Your Respect
Asking For Help
Setting Boundaries & Expectations
What Youth Want Most
Why You Matter
What Your Child Is Not Telling You
What Your Student Is Not Telling You
What College Didn't Prepare You For
Navigating School Culture
Left Out of the Discussion (Policy)
"Most back-to-school [efforts] are focused on children returning to classrooms. But what about teachers and parents? Shouldn’t we spend time getting prepared, inspired, and motivated for the school year? When adults are equipped with mindsets to facilitate learning, kids have a fighting chance of getting a good education!"
By submitting a story entry below, you enter into agreement with Literacy Moguls Publishing. By submission of your entry, you acknowledge that you understand that you would be a contributor to Your Child, My Student and that contributors are not charged, nor are they paid at any time for entries. By submitting a story entry, you also understand that this is a voluntary submission and that you may either add your name to your entry or indicate "anonymous". Your profession/title would also be helpful, but not required. Please proof your entry by first typing it in MS Word and then copy/paste it above.