What I have found is that some parents do not participate in the classroom because they don't know what to do and some teachers do not invite parents to participate because they do not know what types of duties to give them. This image provides 50 valuable ideas that can start the relationship building between the teachers and parents through active participation and volunteer opportunities in their child(ren)'s classroom.
This is a great newscast with an individual who is speaking on the power of parents volunteering in the school. As a parent, I have learned that you can volunteer in the school and it does not have to be restricted to the classroom. You can check in the office to see what needs are there and this opens a wealth of opportunities for your parents.
While this article is discussing California, it is quite easy and accessible to check this data for your respective states, and you should. It is important to communicate the power of parents to each of your parents and encourage them with ways to participate and get more involved. I also encourage you to uncover the barriers to their participation so that this power can be fully realized.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children has created this blog to fully expound on the power of parent involvement. I am glad that this organization has done this because if we can get the parents involved in the classroom while the children are younger, they have a higher propensity to continue throughout the matriculation of their children's educational career. I hope that you can glean motivation to encourage your parents to become more actively engaged and involved.
This is such an informative article to increase parental involvement in the schools and classrooms. I have professionally noticed that the parental engagement does not match with the number of students that are taught each day. You as the teacher have the right and privilege to encourage your parents to be more active but there may have been obstacles that you have faced. This article provides 5 helpful tips to get your parents more engaged in the school and in your classroom.