Home Visiting for School-Based Educators: Planning for Safety

As we embark upon a new school year, for educators,  establishing partnerships with families should be one of this year’s top priorities. Whether your work is in schools or community settings, involving and engaging parents is a MUST. Simply because there is a school-wide parent liaison employed in the building, the total responsibility for parent […]

How Are Schools Communicating With Parents?

How many times has your school sent flyers filled with important information for parents not made its way home? Or you got no responses to surveys or questionnaires sent home? SOME PARENTS JUST NEVER GET THEM. Most of us understand how to send text messages, send emails, make telephone calls and send handwritten notes addressed […]

5 Things Parents Should Know About Their Role In Their Child’s Education

Cathy Cartier is a mother, grandmother, Parent Toolkit expert, and yes, a teacher. She’s taught high school English Language Arts for over fifteen years, and has even been nationally recognized for her work in the classroom. After spending countless hours helping students grow, she now has a few lessons to pass on to parents. Here are five things […]

Making A Case For Parent-Teacher Engagement

  As a public school middle grades teacher, besides boasting a district 1st classroom web site, I always ASKED parents about their concerns and questions regarding instruction, homework assignments and encouraged them to email me, as well. Parental input is vital to achievement.We want them to be on the same page with us.  If parents […]