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Dr. Patrick Capriola

Dr. Patrick Capriola is the founder of strategiesforparents.com. He is an expert in parenting, social-emotional development, academic growth, dropout prevention, educator professional development, and navigating the school system. He earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida in 2014.

His professional experience includes serving as a classroom teacher, a student behavior specialist, a school administrator, and a coordinator of educator training at UF - providing professional development to school administrators and teachers, helping them learn to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of students.

He is focused on growing strategiesforparents.com into a leading source for high-quality research-based content to help parents work through the challenges of raising a family and progressing through the school system.

How Post-Secondary Education Sets Up Students for Success

Students entering their junior year should consider what is going to come next after their diploma. For many, it will be post-secondary education What is post-secondary education? Post-secondary education is a path to higher learning through colleges, universities, institutes of technology, academies, vocational or trade schools, or seminaries. It is the education adults pursue to …

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How Student Engagement Lost Its Luster and Became a Buzzword

Student engagement is a concept that has been embraced by educators as a reliable indicator of student success. In theory, it offers to measure the degree to which a student interacts with the educational environment and the content that seeks to enlighten them.  In practice, it has become muddled and misunderstood. Now, it is more …

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Family Gatherings: Promoting Bonds to Last a Lifetime

The family meal has always been a special time for families. It’s known to give families a sense of belonging and togetherness. It just goes to show that many families know they don’t need to a big event to have a family gathering. What is a Family Gathering? A family gathering is an event or …

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Using Tuition Remission to Pay for College

With the current student debt in the USA standing at over $1.52 trillion, it’s understandable that many Americans would want to complete their studies with minimal student debt. While scholarships and bursaries are commonly discussed methods to lessen course fees, tuition remission is another avenue to quality education. What is tuition remission? Tuition remission is …

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Broken Family to Broken Home: Managing Threats to Family Bonding

Gabriel’s mom wasn’t concerned until his fifth-grade teacher called to set up a meeting. She didn’t have much time between raising three children and working full-time outside of the home, but she managed to leave work early one day to make it to the conference. The concern in Ms. Salas’ voice was enough to make …

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