It is often said that parents are a child’s first teachers in life. It’s true! And by partnering with your child’s school team, we can support one another throughout their educational journey. RETSD TV is a way we can connect with you and share some tips from leaders across our division on ways you can support your children today—right now—with their learning. These are system leaders who assist the school leaders, teachers, and other support staff in our division and with whom you may not be as familiar. Because in RETSD, we all work together in partnership with you, so we can educate our students—your children—to be inspired, skilled, responsible citizens.
EPISODE 1: HOME READING TIPS
In this episode of RETSD TV, Karen Boyd, assistant superintendent of educational programming, shares literacy tips that apply to all students from kindergarten to Grade 12 (and beyond!). Listen in as she shares her views on how to incorporate the gift of reading into everyday life.
EPISODE 2: WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN I ATTEND MY CHILD'S PARENT-STUDENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE
In this episode of RETSD TV, Sandra Herbst, superintendent/CEO, talks about parent-student-teacher conferences. Take a moment to find out what you can expect and how you can prepare for them.
In this episode of RETSD TV, Tammy Mitchell, assistant superintendent of student services, talks about how parents and caregivers can support their children as they face transitions throughout their time in school—into kindergarten, between grade levels, or from one school to another. The strategies provided are practical and easy to put to use.
EPISODE 3: TRANSITIONS
In this episode of RETSD TV, Celeste Bartlett, school social worker, shares useful ideas and tips to help you prepare your child for a successful transition to the new school year.
EPISODE 4: BACK TO SCHOOL
EPISODE 5: SCHOOL REFUSAL
In this episode of RETSD TV, Harmony Ewach, school social worker, explores school refusal and the behaviours students from kindergarten to Grade 12 may exhibit when they feel uneasy about attending school. She provides tips on how to reduce worries and anxiety, and how to build their confidence, resilience, and excitement about attending school.
EPISODE 6: SELF-REGULATIONIn this episode of RETSD TV, Jennifer Barr, occupational therapist, discusses self-regulation. What is it? Why is it important? How can we support our children to develop it?
EPISODE 7: ESPORTSIn this episode of RETSD TV, Richard Roberts, technology integration consultant, shares how scholastic esports are not just gaming, they are much more! He discusses the benefits they bring and how they are a powerful tool to foster future-ready skills, inclusion, and community among a diverse range of students. Game on!