An in depth document on re-framing our ideas of family involvement in education. Explore historical approaches to parent involvement, economically disadvantaged parent involvement, and what has made larger more impactful strides in communities. It ends with recommendations for comprehensive change in economically disadvantaged school communities and hopes to bring discussion and debates among school districts and campuses on how to effectively change their approach to parent involvement efforts.
This is a video of a teacher who keeps her students engaged yet also shows a different style of managing students who would otherwise be sitting and passively listening to a direct teach of a math lesson. They would then become bored, turn off, and behavior problems would soon become the distraction in the room. She keeps them moving and involved in a community environment throughout the lesson.
This article starts with the impact of poverty on student achievement and social capital then moves directly into classroom management with these problems in mind. This probably being the biggest concern among most teachers. It first discusses classroom arrangement strategies, then the why's of problem behavior and teaching management styles and how to support student success despite all of the odds. This article will actually give practical advice in running a smooth class day.
This organization helps schools achieve success in many ways and has created a paged dedicated to showcasing schools that are successful and how they do it. We not only learn from our failures but from others successes and this page will help you focus on creating your own successful school, or classroom by looking at others models of success.. There are also many links on their site linking to parent involvement as well as other teacher concerns if you desire to dive deeper into any issue.
We now move into how parent involvement works in tandem with what goes on in successful schools in impoverished areas. An overview of what high performing schools do. This gives a good framework to start building a high performing school where you teach. It does not give details of a successful school rather a model outline to follow and fill in the details that match your schools needs. It then gives a summary of practices of high performing schools that have actually made an impact on change.
A chapter from a book on teaching impovershed students gives educators a mind frame that is needed to reach students with the unique issues they face. It shows their social, emotional, and physical challenges and how it affects school performance and behavior as well as steps to develop a relationship with students despite their challenges. It also describes how all of the stress and poverty negatively affects cognitive brain function and steps to take to help students overcome this struggle.
This research summary gives a great overview of factors that affect parent involvement in schools. It describes three main points: What factors make some schools more successful, the advantages of connections between parents and schools, and factors discouraging parent involvement. There is a nice brief summary of the implications of the findings and a short descriptions of what teachers need from the findings.