Check out these great resources for communication between students' parents and their teachers. :)
Back to School Night is often the first interaction a teacher has with parents and guardians. Here's a helpful checklist for educators of five must-haves for this special night.
One of the primary things you need to work on especially during these first weeks of school is setting up an agenda or a plan of work on how you want to go about communicating with the parents of your students.
While each school community is unique, there's a wide range of digital tools to keep parents involved when face-to-face communication isn't possible.
Seven questions teachers can ask parents at the start of the year with the intention of building a partnership to support their child's learning.
Chart to help parents decide what kind of help is appropriate on a school project. Free printable version too!
Experts agree that parent involvement in education is one of the biggest predictors of student success. So where can parents begin? We've compiled a list of articles, videos, and other resources to help you engage productively with your kids' teachers and school.
Educating children isn't just the job of schools, it's everyone's responsibility. Read more in Dave Guymon's article, "Public-Private Partnerships: The Real Future of Education."
Common Core for Parents... great for Curriculum Night or Conference Night. Great also for homeschooling parents to review for possible inclusion in their children's lessons. I think it would surprise many people how very much these ideas are already included in the homeschooling experience. classroom, common core for parents, school, keys, common core parent handout, key idea, common core parents, common core parent night, teacher
Check out these 3 key ideas about the CCSS for parents. This is great to hand out to parents on back-to-school or conference nights!
Good research and facts around the effect of parental involvement on academic achievement from TeachThought.
Check out this study by Volunteer Spot and We Are Teachers that shows the critical gaps between teacher needs and parent involvement.
Joe Mazza recommended this book as a "must read" for anyone wanting to create a strong home-to-school partnership. "Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family/school Partnerships"