As parents, we not only want our kids to be successful in school, we want them to be truly educated. Much of what children learn from kindergarten through grade eight provides the foundation for success not just for high school, but also for university and beyond. Yet, our schools are falling short and parents are left feeling confused and uncertain as to how they can help ensure not only positive academic outcomes for their children, but allow them to also reap the life-changing rewards that come from being well-educated. In Standing in the Education Gap, author Marc Lapointe shows how you, as a parent, can make a big and lasting difference in your child's education through intelligent, commonsense actions.
Lapointe, an educator whose career has spanned more than two decades, discusses the most common and questionable teaching philosophies and approaches found in the educational system today and details how many of these ideas are largely ineffective. He then outlines the practical steps you can follow to provide real and effective help for your child.
Filled with commonsense and straightforward guidance, Standing in the Education Gap takes a close, no-nonsense look at what elementary students should learn and how parents can make sure that their children not only gain the knowledge and skills they need, but also empower them to success in school and in life.