How Parents and Guardians Can Help

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David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,888 pages and 20,185,651 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon. Thank you for visiting. You may contact David Spencer here.

The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:

  1. Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
  2. Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
  3. Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
  4. DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
  5. DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
  6. Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)

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How Parents and Guardians Can Help To Educate Their Child

The following resources provide parents and guardians with ideas and tools to help with their child's education.

  1. Who's responsible for your child's education? Lists the individuals and groups responsible for publicly funded elementary and secondary education in Ontario. The duties are legislated in the Ontario Education Act, Chapter E.2, Revised Statutes of Ontario, 1990, as amended.
  2. What Parents Can Do to Improve Learning?
  3. What Parents Can Do to Help With Homework?
  4. Arrange to communicate with your child's teacher in person, by phone ore via e-mail at least once a month.
  5. Six Ways School Kids Manipulate Parents -- and What You Can Do About It By David Swanson, Psy.D. from
  6. A Quiz: Are You Involved Enough in Your Child's Life? By Dr. Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., from
  7. Help your child get organized to do homework.
  8. Helping Struggling Readers from
  9. A Parent's Guide to the Online World
  10. 11 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe
  11. Get involved at your child's school.
  12. Supervision and Prevention Means Safe Surfing For Your Kids
  13. Evaluation of Health Information on the Internet
  14. Parents Empowering Parents (P.E.P.) Society provides education, innovative programming, support and hope for individuals or families dealing with or concerned about substance abuse/addiction.
  15. Help your teen improve reading and writing skills (MS Word doc)
  16. Parent tip sheets provide practical suggestions to help parents get involved in their children's education. From the Peel District School Board.
  17. Questions Parents Should Ask Teachers. From the Peel District School Board.

Help Your Child Read

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Help Your Child Study

  1. Study skills Tip Sheet (MS Word doc) provides tips to help your teen sharpen their study skills. From the Peel District School Board.