Tapping the Potential of Parents: A Strategic Guide to Boosting Student Achievement through Family Involvement

Tapping the Potential of Parents: A Strategic Guide to Boosting Student Achievement through Family Involvement

by Patricia Edwards
ISBN-10:
0545074770
ISBN-13:
9780545074773
Pub. Date:
03/01/2009
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
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Overview

Tapping the Potential of Parents: A Strategic Guide to Boosting Student Achievement through Family Involvement


This breakthrough book features concrete strategies that foster strong family-school partnerships which, in turn, help guarantee student success. The strategies, which enable teachers to interact with diverse families, include class and school demographic profiles, parenting contracts, parent vision statements, and parent informant literacy groups. Home-school communication and cooperation are lifelines that will improve the academic achievement of all children regardless of race or economic status, cultural or linguistic background. For use with Grades KÐ6.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545074773
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 604,164
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4

Foreword 5

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Defining Parent/Family Involvement 8

Chapter 2 Creating a Welcoming Environment for Parents 17

Chapter 3 Addressing Challenges Faced by Your Students' Families 42

Chapter 4 Soliciting Helpful Information from Parents 56

Chapter 5 Getting Parents More Involved 74

References 92

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