Education Starts at Home - NBC Bay Area

Education Starts at Home

Parents Are the First Teachers



    And now, an NBC Bay Area Editorial...

    This week, NBC is launching a special initiative called "Education Nation", in an effort to help Americans build the finest education system in the world.

    I'm Suzanne Shaw, Editorial Director.

    As critics challenge our schools and teachers to do better, we encourage parents to do better. We parents are the primary role models for our children, their first teachers.

    Education Starts at Home

    [BAY] Education Starts at Home
    Suzanne Shaw, NBC Bay Area Editorial Director, discusses effective tools we can use to support our childrens' education.
    (Published Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010)

    NBC Bay Area believes what happens in the home sets the tone. Guidelines from California's top teacher and parent organizations encourage families to:

    - show a geniune interest in what's being taught, discuss ideas, problems and consequences

    - agree on a schedule for homework and quiet time

    Education Starts at Home: Your Viewer Response

    [BAY] Education Starts at Home: Your Viewer Response
    Suzanne Shaw, NBC Bay Area Editorial Director, shares highlights from viewer feedback.
    (Published Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010)

    - show enthusiasm for our children's efforts

    - meet with teachers

    That's a start, to learn more about Education Nation, and connect with schools in your area, click on the links within this editorial.


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