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Check out these great resources for communication between students' parents and their teachers. :)

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During in-school workshops, parents learn what their kids are studying and how to support that learning at home. School Social Work, Public School, Crucial Conversations, Parenting Workshop, Family Engagement, Parent Teacher Conferences, Tools For Teaching, Parent Communication, Parents As Teachers

Parent Workshops: Strengthening the Learning Community

During in-school workshops, parents learn what their kids are studying and how to support that learning at home. Design 39 Campus GRADES K-8 | SAN DIEGO, Cal...

An expert in childhood development makes an impassioned plea for creating safe learning environments—and then getting out of the way. E Learning, Student Learning, Skateboard Photos, Skateboard Art, Creating A Vision Board, 21st Century Learning, Abundant Life, Parents As Teachers, Top 5

(Hey, Teacher) Leave Those Kids Alone

An expert in childhood development makes an impassioned plea for creating safe learning environments—and then getting out of the way.

There are two kinds of parent-teacher conferences: the ones that are planned, and the ones that are unexpected. Learn how to be prepared for either kind while also strengthening parent partnerships. Parent Teacher Communication, Parent Teacher Conferences, Best Teacher Ever, Teaching Secondary, Family Engagement, Parents As Teachers, Kindergarten Teachers, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas

Two Kinds of Parent-Teacher Conferences

We just celebrated open house night at our high school and, as usual, the principal announced that this night was not a night to chat with parents about how their students were doing in our classes. We were supposed to describe our course and provide a syllabus for the visiting parents.

It's important that educators consider back-to-school communications a key part of their work, taking advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to spread the word about what's happening in their school. Survival Kit For Teachers, New Teachers, My Teacher, Teacher Survival, Back To School Night, School Days, School Stuff, Classroom Organization, Classroom Management

Making the Most of Back-to-School Communications

It's important that educators consider back-to-school communications a key part of their work, taking advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to spread the word about what's happening in their school.

Strengthen your parent-teacher partnerships by having these 11 essential tools in your parent communication toolbox. These resources go beyond the traditional phone call or home note to provide information one-way or two-way with parents Parent Teacher Communication, Parent Teacher Conferences, Student Teacher, Apps For Teachers, Parents As Teachers, Parent Contact, Family Engagement, Classroom Tools, Educational Leadership

Parent Communication Toolbox

While each school community is unique, there's a wide range of digital tools to keep parents involved when face-to-face communication isn't possible.

"Strengthening Parent Partnerships" -- Article from Edutopia about building positive teacher-parent relationships, with three suggestions. Parents As Teachers, New Teachers, Parent Communication, Effective Communication, Back To School Night, High School, Professional Development For Teachers, Family Engagement, Leadership Programs

Strengthening Parent Partnerships

For effective school-home partnerships, get to know the parents early in the year, get to know the values of each family, and remain consistent and fair.

Strengthen your parent-teacher partnerships by having these 11 essential tools in your parent communication toolbox. These resources go beyond the traditional phone call or home note to provide information one-way or two-way with parents Parent Teacher Communication, Parent Teacher Conferences, Student Teacher, Apps For Teachers, Parents As Teachers, Parent Contact, Family Engagement, Classroom Tools, Educational Leadership

Parent Communication Toolbox

While each school community is unique, there's a wide range of digital tools to keep parents involved when face-to-face communication isn't possible.

Does your school have a homework policy? How does your school ensure that teachers don't overload students with busy work? No Homework Policy, Do Homework, Homework Ideas, Project Based Learning, Student Learning, 4th Grade Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Future Classroom, Educational Theories

Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question

Does your school have a homework policy? How does your school ensure that teachers don't overload students with busy work?

Matt Davis has curated a list of resources for parents for using mobile devices and apps with children, tweens, and teens. List Of Resources, Parent Resources, Ipad Wifi, Parent Teacher Communication, Parent Board, Great Apps, Family Engagement, Train Up A Child, Digital Citizenship

5 App and Mobile Use Guides for Parents

Matt Davis has curated a list of resources for parents for using mobile devices and apps with children, tweens, and teens.

Strong relationships between families and teachers are critical for successful students, but where do you begin to build them? VideoAmy offers up resources and a playlist of videos about parent engagement. Teachers Toolbox, Parents As Teachers, Teacher Tools, Teacher Hacks, The New School, New School Year, School Fun, Middle School, Secondary Teacher

5-Minute Film Festival: Parent-Teacher Partnerships

Strong relationships between families and teachers are critical for successful students, but where do you begin to build them? VideoAmy offers up resources and a playlist of videos about parent engagement.

Make parent-teacher conferences easier for everyone by preparing to show student grades and work, setting parents at ease, listening to them, and remaining positive. First Year Teachers, Parents As Teachers, New Teachers, Parents Meeting, Parent Teacher Communication, Teacher Education, Teacher Resources, School Staff, School Counselor

Conference Time: Chatting With Parents

Make parent-teacher conferences easier for everyone by preparing to show student grades and work, setting parents at ease, listening to them, and remaining positive.

When establishing that first contact with parents on back-to-school night, start the year right by being transparent, direct, and consistent. Back To School Night, New School Year, Meet The Teacher, Teacher Tips, Teacher Stuff, Professional School, Classroom Fun, Classroom Organization, Classroom Management

Back-to-School Night: The Ultimate Conversation Starter for a Successful School Year

When establishing that first contact with parents on back-to-school night, start the year right by being transparent, direct, and consistent.

Ideas for Using Scannable Technology (QR codes) to Reach Parents Year Round Technology Tools, Cool Technology, Learning Tools, Student Learning, Community Activities, Coding For Kids, Digital Literacy, Classroom Community, Instructional Design

Using Scannable Technology to Reach Parents Year Round

When using scannable technology with students, you can also use these tools to keep parents in the loop about classroom community activities and homework.

Find out how to tell if your child& annual IEP goals are SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, results-oriented and time-based. Here& how to recognize SMART IEP goals. Parents As Teachers, New Teachers, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Stuff, Iep Meetings, Improve Communication, Parent Communication, Family Engagement, Parent Teacher Conferences

5 Resources for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Browse a curated list of resources for improving parent-teacher conferences, including ideas for highlighting student progress, ways to encourage students to take the lead, and questions every parent should ask.

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