The Parish School Blog

Oct 30, 2018

Educational Lingo Cheat Sheet

Like many professional fields, education has its own language and jargon that only those in the profession typically understand and use. Oftentimes, this causes parents some level of confusion when speaking with teachers, reading reports or conducting research. Check out this list of terms frequently used in schools. Some are relatively new, while others have been used in the field for decades.
Sep 18, 2018

Q&A With “Giving Voice to Children” Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Ron Beghetto, PhD

The Parish School is excited to welcome Ronald Beghetto, PhD, Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut, as the Keynote Speaker for the 10th Annual “Giving Voice to Children” Luncheon on Oct. 4, where he will present “Uncertainty as a Catalyst for Creativity.” In anticipation of his keynote address, we’ve been granted a special Q&A with Ron, where he reveals how he became an expert on creativity and a few take-aways from his upcoming presentation.
Aug 21, 2018

Inquiry/Project-Based Learning Formally Adopted at The Parish School

For the 2018-19 school year, The Parish School will “formally” adopt Inquiry/Project-Based Learning across grade levels and curricula, even though, really, we’ve been doing it all along. Discover more about inquiry/project-based learning in this article reprinted with permission from Sam Houston State University. Subscribe to our blog and Facebook page to follow along on our journey.
May 1, 2018

Aren’t Academics Enough for My Child to Be Successful? Why Social Competence Is so Important

As parents today, we all feel pressure from society to push our kids to learn letters and numbers as soon as they start talking. Read earlier, learn math, write clearly and memorize facts about science or other subjects...Interestingly, this push for academic success at earlier ages has not led to better results. Research emphasizes that rather than grades, social competence is one of two indicators of success in adult life (the other is grit).