27 episodes

Sometimes, your child forgets to share the notes from their backpack that tell you everything that’s happening at their school. On Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast, we give you the inside scoop on how to help your child succeed—in school and at home. We discuss real issues with parents and experts—from handling homework to school discipline—to support you every step of the way! Join the conversation using #BackpackNotes and learn more at PTA.org/BackpackNotes.

Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast National PTA

    • Parenting
    • 5.0, 65 Ratings

Sometimes, your child forgets to share the notes from their backpack that tell you everything that’s happening at their school. On Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast, we give you the inside scoop on how to help your child succeed—in school and at home. We discuss real issues with parents and experts—from handling homework to school discipline—to support you every step of the way! Join the conversation using #BackpackNotes and learn more at PTA.org/BackpackNotes.

    25. COVID-19: Lo que necesitas saber para apoyar la educacion de sus hijos

    25. COVID-19: Lo que necesitas saber para apoyar la educacion de sus hijos

    A medida que el año escolar termina virtualmente, las familias se preguntan, ¿qué viene después? Hablamos con Amalia Chamorro de UnidosUS para obtener más información sobre el impacto de COVID-19 en nuestros estudiantes Latinos y su impacto potencial en el regreso a la escuela. Amalia ofrece consejos a los padres Latinos sobre cómo pueden mantenerse actualizados, involucrardos y asegurarse que sus voces sean escuchadas y consideradas.

    • 22 min
    Education Finance 201: COVID-19 Bonus Episode

    Education Finance 201: COVID-19 Bonus Episode

    As school districts plan for an unprecedented back-to-school season, money is particularly tight. We invited Dr. Marguerite Roza, our guest from Education Finance 101: Money Talks, back to the show to give us an update. She shares what's currently happening in the world of education finance and how families can advocate for their child's needs.

    • 12 min
    24. COVID-19 & Back to School?

    24. COVID-19 & Back to School?

    As the school year wraps up virtually, families around the world are wondering, what comes next? We spoke with Amalia Chamorro, Associate Director of Education Policy at UNIDOS US to learn more about COVID-19’s impact on our children and its potential impact on the back-to-school season. She reflects on the drastic changes families have faced these last few months and how schools and families will continue to have to adapt moving forward.

    • 23 min
    23. Keep Your Cool: Tackling Behavioral Issues

    23. Keep Your Cool: Tackling Behavioral Issues

    Whether it’s brushing their teeth or turning off the TV, all of our kids have something that sets off an emotional outburst. So how can we work with our kids to create less stress and conflict around daily routines? We talked with Dr. Ross Greene, psychologist and founder of Lives in Balance, about how to address a child’s toughest behaviors. He shares how taking a collaborative and proactive approach can improve your relationships with your children and bring peace to your homes!

    • 26 min
    22. Raising Curious Kids

    22. Raising Curious Kids

    Our kids seem to have endless questions about everyday life and sometimes the WHY questions can get a little frustrating. However, encouraging this curiosity is good for their development. We spoke with Dr. Carol O’Donnell, Director of the Smithsonian Science Education Center, about how you can support your budding scientist. Dr. O’Donnell discusses how families can find science in the world around them and shares fun activities you can do at home!

    • 28 min
    21. Growing Great Readers

    21. Growing Great Readers

    Reading is a fun activity for the whole family, but what should you do when your child struggles with words—or worse, if they declare they don’t like reading? We talked with Dr. Rebecca Silverman, professor at Stanford University, to learn how we can raise lifelong readers. She offered strategies for fostering a love of reading and guidance on what you should expect from your child at each age.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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65 Ratings

65 Ratings

20somethingmama ,

So good!

When the authority on parent and school relationships gives advice, you listen. This podcast gets five stars for all the great tips it gives on being involved in my kids’ education.

KieKieB ,

A great podcast!

I started listening to this podcast as a recommendation from another mom, and let me tell you that this has been the best podcast! It is so informative and the topics have been spot on. i have learned so much. The homework episode was my favorite but I am struggling with my 10 year old getting homework done every night. The podcast gave some helpful tips that i immediately put into action. It's very down to earth and realistic. I hope it hope it gets another season!

beepr ,

Love it so far!

So far so great! I do wish links to articles, websites, twitter account would be put in the notes. I often listen while driving and would love to have easy access to all of the great resources. Thanks for putting together such great interviews!

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