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 […]

Home Visiting: Planning For Safety on the Inside[Part 3]

Home Visiting: What are your safety plans for once you have entered the home? Once you have arrived at a parent/family’s place of residence, you still must plan for your safety. Therefore your safety plan is not complete. Careful assessments of the home environment as well as the people and their relational dynamics must be […]

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 […]

21 Ways Schools Can Ramp-Up Engagement With Parents of Color

Family engagement is both a mystery and a solution for schools and the educators who work there. Many are challenged to  develop meaningful partnerships with parents and adult caregivers of students. Even more challenging  is involving parents of color. Traditionally, schools have operated from within a white middle class framework and a similarly standardized approach […]