Check out these great resources for communication between students' parents and their teachers. :)
Does your school have a homework policy? How does your school ensure that teachers don't overload students with busy work?
Matt Davis has curated a list of resources for parents for using mobile devices and apps with children, tweens, and teens.
Strong relationships between families and teachers are critical for successful students, but where do you begin to build them? VideoAmy offers up resources and a playlist of videos about parent engagement.
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Struggling to get your back-to-school groove back? Check out this #inspiring Five-Minute Film Festival: Parent-Teacher Partnerships from a Thrively favorite, @edutopia.
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Make parent/teacher conferences easier for everyone by preparing to show student grades and work, setting parents at ease, listening to them, and remaining positive.
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Consider letting the parents take the student creations home. It always reflects well on you when you can show them the work their child does in classroom and send them home with a nice souvenir.
When establishing that first contact with parents on Back to School Night, start the year right by being transparent, direct, and consistent.
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Back to School Night: The Ultimate Conversation Starter for a Successful School Year | Edutopia
When using scannable technology with students, you can also use these tools to keep parents in the loop about classroom community activities and homework.
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When using scannable technology with students, you can also use these tools to keep parents in the loop about classroom community activities and homework. #nisdcoach #nisdengage
Ideas for Using Scannable Technology (QR codes) to Reach Parents Year Round
Browse this curated list of resources to improve parent-teacher conferences, including ideas for highlighting student progress as well as questions every parent should ask.
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Parent teacher conference resources
Parents of students in blended learning programs should understand the changing roles of technology and teachers, and make an effort to stay informed about edtech.
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Use QR codes, augmented reality, virtual tours, and other advances in classroom technology to change up the sometimes less-than-efficient rituals of Parent Open House.
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This Ain't Your Mommas Open House - Use QR codes, augmented reality, virtual tours, and other advances in classroom technology to change up the sometimes less-than-efficient rituals of Parent Open House.
Many parents today have an educational perspective based on 20th century pedagogy and methodology. Teachers need to educate them about where education is now.
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Educating Parents About Education - How do you keep parents informed about and involved in what happens in the classroom?
Many parents today have an educational perspective based on 20th century pedagogy and methodology. Teachers need to educate them about where education is now. Keeping Parents Informed If we don't want an adversarial relationship with parents, we need to educate them about the education of their children. Technology provides a number of methods for keeping parents informed. Of course, the most effective way of all is a face-to-face meeting.
Educating Parents About Education | Edutopia
Make it a habit to share good news with parents. Even the little things can make a big difference.
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This article is so VERY true! Make it a habit to share good news with parents. Even the little things can make a big difference.
19 meaningful questions parents can ask their children's teachers at the beginning of the school year.
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The Right Way to Ask Question in the Classroom - Posing a question to the class, allowing for think time, and then calling on a student is one simple strategy for engaging students in better academic discourse. (Updated 10/2013)
19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher. I am my children's teacher, but I am curious what these are and my phone won't let me scroll down on the webpage so pinning for perusal on my computer...
Terry Heick's blog on Edutopia--Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions Your child's teacher would (probably) love to answer! Good questions for parents to ask in order to become educated on classroom education!
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Get to know your students and strengthen the home-school partnership with these seven tips for reaching out to parents and meeting families.
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Home Visits: Reaching Beyond the Classroom | Edutopia
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.
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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.
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8 Steps To Ensure Great Communication With Parents | Edudemic...connectiting with education & technology By Jeff Dunn.The handy infographic below takes a look at 8 tips and tricks for staying in touch with parents throughout the school year. How often and how do you keep in touch with your student’s parents?...
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In the Connecting With Your Students' Parents #Infographic you will find invaluable tips that will help you effectively connect with your students’ parents. #education pin from elearninginfographics.com
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.
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Parent Communication Toolbox: 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.
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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.
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Chart to help parents decide what kind of help is appropriate on a school project. Free printable version too!
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Helpful guidelines for PPLs
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.
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Beyond Parent-Teacher Conferences: Creating Connections that Last
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Beyond Parent-Teacher Conferences: Creating Connections that Last Some good points, especially for new teachers
Nothing new on the conference-front but there's a link to Common Core references for parents...
Already do a bunch, but has additional ideas Beyond Parent-Teacher Conferences: Creating Connections that Last
8 Tips for Reaching Out to Parents.
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What do you do to keep parents in the loop? 8 teacher-tested ideas: http://edut.to/WHjf4w. #HappyParentsDay
Great ideas for parent communication and involvement.
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Family Engineering Night... scroll down for some classroom activity links
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19 Proven Tips for Getting Parents Involved at School | Edutopia and GreatSchools.
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19 Proven Tips for Getting Parents Involved at School | Edutopia and GreatSchools. Mostly useful for primary teachers but some good tips relevant to secondary as well
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Parent Communication: Tuesday Teacher Tips - Happy Notes plus a free printable. This can also work as a sponge activity.
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."