Teachers do not want parents to remain on the sidelines of the school process and in this way the National Parent-Teacher Association can help. In the end, it is all about harnessing the power of resources.
No matter what situation you have and you want to involve parents in the classroom, Oprah's team has compiled many resources. There are involvement ideas for younger and older children, there are wonderful gems of wisdom that National-Parent Teacher Association has provided and there are brilliant online resources to help you stay involved.
On this website the whole concept of divided families and whole children comes alive. Even if your pupils stem from whole families, it becomes apparent that knowing about broken one as well is something that you should know about so as to be prepared for different ways of doing things.
Although this paper is situated into rural China and deals with the topic of parents' absenteeism in the development of their children, it may be a useful additional reading for teachers interested in the topic of absenteeism, even though their pupils may come from different social and geographical backgrounds.
This Slideshare presentation provides a scientific background for teachers interested in greater parent involvement. The theory in this presentation provides an important foundation for further, practical work.
According to the resources that Iowa parents have provided it becomes quite apparent that it is not so difficult to connect educators and parents. This brochure will inspire every teacher to continue with the previous level of enthusiasm.
An introduction to the story about absent parents can be found in this article. Teachers who understand the family history of their students will be able to help them more, especially in the cases of having a single parent or a parent that has been traveling a lot.