Sunday, September 10, 2006

Parent Involvement: Have you been a Dad today?

Parent Involvement: Have you been a dad today?

A short public service announcement making the case for father involvement.


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Parental Involvement

Missouri Commission of Education, D. Kent King, talks about the absolute need for more parental involvement in St. Louis Public Schools.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Making your School a Friendlier Place for Parents

An audio of more tips and ideas for making your school parent friendly. Length 9:17 .

Parent involvement begins at the school door!


Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Ready. Sit. Read

Looking for a resource for parents that will encourage parents to read with their children? Well, this site may just be the answer. Sponsored by Target Department stores, parent are offered tips on reading with your child, reading and writing, personal writing, and coupons and promotions. Thee is also a book club for kids
The site is very attractive, with sound and graphics
Share this site with parents!

For More articles on Parent Involvement see: Parent Involvement in Schools


Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Getting Hispanics involved in Schools

A quick post today to point you to an article about ways to get Hispanic parents invoved in schools. The article contains some hidden nuggets that you can use to increase parent involvement in your school!

See if you can find them and let me know if you have struck gold

Here's the article One Latina mother sets a PTA example

Visit Parent Involvement in Schools for more tips, tricks and techniques.


Sunday, March 05, 2006

Parent Involvement: Schools Role is Expanding

  • Breakfast Programs
  • School Lunch
  • After Schools tutoring
  • Parenting Classes
  • Parent Involvement coordinators
  • Food baskets
  • Enrichments programs
  • Family counseling
Schools today provide a greatly expanded menu of services to families. Where will it end? The simple answer is it won't. Parent and family programs have been expanding for at least 30 years. I expect that trend to continue.

As schools, we need to continue to support families in whatever way we can. Read the story of one districts efforts to make a difference. Much More Than Lessons

Visit Parent Involvement in Schools for more tips, tricks and techniques.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Parent Involvement: Meeting the Needs of ELL Parents

This article comes for the "TheGarden Island" of Kauai, Hawaii. For those of you who may ask why I would be talking about this, lets remember its part of theUnited States and it is it not only a beautiful place to be, but also because it has the same sorts of problems when it comes to reaching the hardest to involve parents. In this case I am talking about recently arrived families from the Marshall Islands.

Comments from the article include:

"Clement said he doesn't blame the parents for
not being able to help the children. "They probably don't have the
knowledge or abilities to help the kids,".

The article talks about the huge cultural barriers immigrant families face in Hawaii. Some children are shocked with the differences, in school, policies, schoolwork and homework requirements they find in their new schools.

Visit the article here: Marshallese students face cultural barrier

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