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Opinions vary about how much parent involvement in schools is the right amount.
On one hand, you have what’s often referred to as “helicopter” parents characterized as hovering outside the classroom door or overloading educators’ inboxes with copious email. This image represents the vocal few and can overshadow the positive influence parents can have in the classroom and to the long-term success of their child’s learning.[…] Continue Reading »
We all know we can use a cellphone to make calls, but few realize all of the innovative ways simple calling technology can help us in building the home-school connection. If you know how to pick up a phone and dial, then it’s time to take it up a notch and learn about free and easy resources that will help you coordinate and connect with parents in powerful and exciting ways.[…] Continue Reading »
Building the home-school connection is important for all school staff, but few realize the power of the tool in their pocket. Even if they don’t have Internet access, most parents have access to cell phones. However, in many cases, most simply use their phone as a calling and texting device. It’s time to change that! There is so much more you can do with free and easy-to-use resources that will help you coordinate and connect with parents in powerful and exciting ways.[…] Continue Reading »