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Parent-Teacher Connections: Building Supportive Relationships with Secondary Student Families

There's no question that students with supportive and involved parents outperform students whose families remain detached and unengaged. In the elementary setting, classroom drop-off and pick-up provide a natural connection between parents and teachers, but what about in the high school classroom? How can you build rapport with parents you seldom or never see? Here are some resources to get started.
A Collection By Shauna Konnerth
  • 8 Collection Items
  • 8 Collection Items
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Parent-Teacher Connections: Building Supportive Relationships with Secondary Student Families
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    7 Questions to Ask Parents at the Beginning of the Year

    5 minute read
    Shauna Konnerth says:
    We all know that students are often very different at school than they are at home, so doesn't it make good sense to solicit parents' understanding of their children? This list of 7 questions for parents can help you get started on developing the two-way communication and rapport you desire.
  • gazette.teachers.net
    gazette.teachers.net

    Gazette " How to Build Rapport with Parents - Advice for Substitute Teachers

    4 minute read
    Shauna Konnerth says:
    It's one thing to start out the school year with a fresh plan for connecting with parents, but quite another to enter the fray mid-year as a substitute teacher and try to create that elusive rapport. This advice column, written by a veteran substitute teacher, provides practical advice for temporary teachers on how to ease into a positive relationship with student families.
  • Strategies and Ideas

    Website
    parentinvolvement.ca
    parentinvolvement.ca
    Shauna Konnerth says:
    If you're looking for a chart that encapsulates a strategy for getting parents on board, you will find this detailed resource helpful. Each of the eight categories of parental involvement is defined and given purpose, and specific programs and initiatives for reaching your goals are suggested.
  • adi.org
    adi.org

    Communicating with Parents: Strategies for Teachers

    10 minute read
    Shauna Konnerth says:
    This academic journal article explains the importance of teacher-parent relationships, explains the difference between one-way communication and two-way exchanges. It provides guidance on the use of technology in communication and details the barriers to communication that teachers must surmount.
  • scholastic.com
    scholastic.com

    9 Techniques for Building Solid Parent-Teacher Relationships

    6 minute read
    Shauna Konnerth says:
    Communication is key in turning parents into partners. This list provides some fresh ideas of how to use the spoken and written word to get parents on board.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    20 Tips for Developing Positive Relationships With Parents

    5 minute read
    Shauna Konnerth says:
    They may seem like little things, but the cumulative power of such small investments as smiling and greeting parents by name is formidable. This list of 20 tips contains practical, common-sense advice for connecting with parents that you can put into practice starting today!
  • ascd.org
    ascd.org

    Rethinking Parent Involvement

    7 minute read
    Shauna Konnerth says:
    This well-researched article describes the four types of parents encountered along the journey to developing teacher-parent support and involvement and suggests a new way of thinking about what it means to meet parents where they are.
  • readingrockets.org
    readingrockets.org

    Building Parent-Teacher Relationships

    7 minute read
    Shauna Konnerth says:
    The benefits of positive parent-teacher communications are many, from encouraging parent involvement to bolstering parent confidence in the value of education, not to mention increasing academic achievement of students. This article explains opportunities for two-way communication and effective communication strategies and provides ideas for bringing your goals for positive communication to life.