An African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Clearly, it’s not just parenthood but also family, education, and community that are factors and contributors to a child’s success.
John Mavros has been an educator since his early college years and was a guidance counselor when he retired. Even after retirement, he has continued to use educational concepts forming non-profit organizations on family services. It was also then that he realized the importance of family in child-rearing. Eventually, with his unwavering focus on the youth, he was brought to the journey of writing his book Enough Iz Enough: How Parents and Teachers Can Regain Control. This is an addition to the juvenile research studies he had already done. He talks about his life’s work in this interview with Dr. Hackie Reitman of Different Brains®.
Different Brains® is a 501C3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the understanding and acceptance of the basic variations in the human brain known as neurodiversity and Harold “Hackie” Reitman, M.D is its founder.
John believes that it is critical to unify parents and teachers to improve student achievement. The parents have a duty to establish relationships with the child’s teachers and the teachers, in turn, will have to find ways to get the parents to help the children to learn while in their homes or while not in school.
In his book Enough Iz Enough: How Parents and Teachers Can Regain Control, John aims to encourage more and durable family and school engagement, to propose strategies in using curriculum and technology effectively, to connect the minds and hearts in relationships that matter and more.
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What an excellent take on family and school connection! Thank you, John!
Harold “Hackie” Reitman, M.D. is an author, filmmaker, retired orthopedic surgeon, former professional heavyweight boxer, the past chairman and president (and current board member) of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County, and a neurodiversity advocate. However, it was his role as a father that led to the creation of Different Brains®. More about the advocacy here: https://www.differentbrains.org/.