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Parent Engagement: The Key to Student Success

As a new teacher nothing terrified me more than the thought of having to call a student's parent.  With practice and experience I now pride myself on having excellent school-home communication. This collection will provide new and veteran teachers with fresh ideas to re-energize parent engagement in your classroom.
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Parent Engagement: The Key to Student Success
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    This is a versatile power point template that can be used in preparing a slideshow for your open houses.  Helpful strategies and links to Common Core Standards are included.  Take advantage of this free resource and customize the information to suit your school's needs.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    19 Proven Tips for Getting Parents Involved at School

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    Jenn Fowler says:
    New teacher, looking for ways to increase parent engagement in your classroom?  Veteran teacher looking for some new ways to increase parent involvement? Look no further!  This blog entry is a one stop shop with 19 proven tips to get parents involved.  Choose two and give them a try, you and your students will reap the benefits of positive home-school relations.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    Although not everyone has home internet, many parents do have mobile devices and can access wifi at work.  The Remind App allows you to set up a class and send out a text that provides a reminder for the whole class.  It keeps your cell phone information private. A convenient tool that comes in handy when you need to update the whole class but forgot to write the information on the homework board.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    This article provides 5 strategies of using Google Drive to enhance parent engagement: collecting contact data, sharing a presentation, newsletters, behavior communication (this can be positive and negative behaviors), and conference sign-ups.  With implementation tips at the end of the article you will be able to set up google drive in your classroom with ease.  Google drive can be accessed as an app on mobile devices using wifi.
  • ascd.org
    ascd.org

    Education Update:Teaching to the Teenage Brain:Three Ways to Engage Parents in High-Poverty Settings

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    Jenn Fowler says:
    With practical information provided for each tip, this article has strategies that you can try out with the parents in your classroom. Home-School connections are important and parents want to know that you care.  Try one of these strategies and make a difference today.
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