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Helping Parents Trust Your School

6 Resources For Building Parental Engagement: Helping Parents Trust Your School  contributed by Alison Anderson, gettingsmart.com Parent engagement has always been a very bright spot on my radar when thinking about keys to success for schools. Lately, it feels important to distinguish between parent engagement and parent involvement. Both are important and something every school should …

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The Simplest Way To Change Education

The Simplest Way To Change Education by Terry Heick Make schools accountable to local communities, not federal policy. This would require supporting those communities in various ways & supporting learners by expanding the definition of “academic” success. Among the benefits, the improved visibility of our collective, shared challenge to educate every learners every day for …

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10 Tips For Teachers To Connect With Parents Via Social Media

10 Tips For Teachers To Connect With Parents Via Social Media by Kathy Cook, former K-12 teacher and Director of Educational Technology for University of Phoenix College of Education Social media provides an opportunity for real-time communication with students and parents, but its use can provide some challenges. Educators want to open the doors of …

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The Effect Of Parental Involvement On Academic Achievement

The Effect Of Parental Involvement On Academic Achievement by Adrianes Pinantoan, informEd The influence of parental involvement on a student’s academic success should not be underestimated. While brain power, work ethic, and even genetics all play important roles in student achievement, the determining factor comes down to what kind of support system she has at …

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27 Ways To Increase Family Involvement In The Classroom

27 Ways To Increase Family Involvement In The Classroom by TeachThought Staff Increasing family involvement in your classroom has probably been a goal of yours for years–especially if you teach anywhere beyond 7th grade. While “literacy nights,” and related student showcases are great, improving the strength–and authenticity–of the connection between school and home could yield …

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A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children

A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children by Susan Lucille Davis first appeared on gettingsmart.com First, let me thank you for entrusting me with teaching your children, honoring the amazing individuals they are, and helping them discover the confident and empowered young people they can be. Providing …

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10 Ways To Ensure Parents Won’t Need To Ask ‘What Did You Do At School Today?’

“10 Ways To Ensure Parents Won’t Need To Ask ‘What Did You Do At School Today‘” by Alison Anderson was originally published on Getting Smart I think parents don’t like it, or, at the very least, get annoyed when they ask their children, “what did you do at school today?” and the answer is “nothing.” (I actually …

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