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Communicating with Students' Families - Chapter Summary
As a teacher, you realize the impact family members can have on the lives of your students and their learning. Your progression through this chapter will help you understand the following:
- Different ways family members can be included in communication about the importance of math
- How to incorporate students' families into their processes of learning
- Ways to structure lesson plans to include parental involvement
- How to provide students and parents with a proper report of student progress in your class
How It Helps
- Explains importance: Because you will understand the significance of the effects of family on students' attitudes about math, you can develop your own methods of helping them view math in a better light.
- Identifies bond: Your knowledge of the importance of parental involvement in students' education can help you develop your curriculum to include them in it.
- Provides proper ways: Your learning of the proper ways to give students and their parents updates on their progress will help you utilize ways that encourage both parties.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Choose the best method to reach out to the family members about the importance of math
- Identify the appropriate techniques to help you include your students' family in their learning
- Create student activities that rely on the assistance from parents
- Make your students and their parents aware of their progress in encouraging ways
1. Building a Collaborative Environment Between Home & School
Students are more successful when parents are involved in the education process. In this lesson, you will learn how to involve parents in their child's high school math education.
2. Strategies for Working with Families of Students
From the first day of school, it becomes clear that each student enters the classroom with a unique worldview, generally instilled in them by their family. In this lesson, we'll discuss some general strategies for bringing students' families into the educational conversation.
3. Involving Parents as Partners in Education
Parents play a vital role at all stages of a child's education, and a supportive role in education can improve achievement. In this lesson, we will discuss how school and family partnership impact the students' education outcome.
4. How to Report Learning Progress to Students & Parents
This lesson describes how to communicate learning progress. It specifically focuses on the tools of summative documentation, formative communication, and standardized documentation.
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Other chapters within the Using Danielson's Framework for Teaching in the Classroom course
- Introduction to Danielson's Framework for Teaching
- Knowledge of Content & Pedagogy
- Student Development & Learning
- Setting Instructional Outcomes
- Designing Instruction & Assesssments
- Creating & Managing a Classroom Environment
- Managing Student Behavior & Communication
- Using Questioning & Discussion Techniques in Teaching
- Engaging Students in the Learning Process
- Flexible, Responsive & Reflective Teaching
- Maintaining Accurate Records in the Classroom
- Growing & Developing Professionally as an Educator