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Ch 30: Family & Community Engagement in Education

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Strengthen your knowledge of family and community engagement in education using the short lessons in this chapter. Find out how to communicate with families, deal with difficult parents, involve communities in schools and more.

Family & Community Engagement in Education - Chapter Summary

Learn more about ways to get family and community members engaged in education by reviewing this chapter. Short lessons provide a comprehensive overview of the steps educators can take to promote parent involvement, manage parent-teacher conferences and encourage communities to work with schools. Lessons make it easy to understand the important relationship between parents, communities and students. After reviewing this chapter, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Describe how to get parents and caregivers involved in student education
  • Share ways to help parents get involved in student literacy
  • List tips teachers can use during parent-teacher conferences
  • Explain how to keep and use logs of parent-teacher communication
  • Provide ways for teachers to deal with difficult parents
  • Discuss ways teachers can maintain effective communication with students' families
  • Detail how to promote community involvement in schools
  • Identify reading development community resources

Feel confident that you have a well-rounded understanding of family and community engagement in education by tailoring the lessons to meet your learning needs. Review them in any sequence and as many times as your desire. When ready, test your knowledge of lesson concepts by taking online self-assessment quizzes. If you have questions about any topics in this chapter, don't hesitate to submit them to our experts.

8 Lessons in Chapter 30: Family & Community Engagement in Education
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Involving Parents & Caregivers in Student Education

1. Involving Parents & Caregivers in Student Education

Educators know students are most successful when parents and caregivers are involved in their child's education. How can teachers and administrators engage parents? This lesson presents ways to provide varied and meaningful engagement.

Promoting Parent Involvement in Student Literacy

2. Promoting Parent Involvement in Student Literacy

Parent involvement is important to help students become lifelong readers and writers. Still, there are challenges to promoting effective parent involvement. This lesson offers ideas for engaging parents in young children's literacy development.

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Tips for Teachers

3. Parent-Teacher Conferences: Tips for Teachers

This lesson looks at the best tips for teachers for parent-teacher conferences, in order to help create positive results for both student and teacher. It gives practical examples of real-life situations. The lesson is followed by a practical quiz.

Keeping & Using Parent-Teacher Communication Logs

4. Keeping & Using Parent-Teacher Communication Logs

Communicating with parents is such an important part of the educational process. This lesson will introduce you to the use of parent-teacher communication logs as an effective strategy. You will learn to navigate some of the most common challenges of using these logs.

Dealing with Difficult Parents as a Teacher

5. Dealing with Difficult Parents as a Teacher

As teachers, we are often encouraged to form good relationships with parents. Yet not every parent is so easy to relate to or communicate with. This lesson will give you some ideas about how to deal with difficult parents in your teaching practice.

Communicating Effectively with Students' Families

6. Communicating Effectively with Students' Families

Parents are essential partners in educating children. How can teachers build meaningful relationships with them to ensure effective communication? This lesson gives strategies to make parents part of the educational team.

Promoting Community Involvement in Schools

7. Promoting Community Involvement in Schools

School districts are often at the physical center of their neighborhoods. Parents expect their schools to educate and care for their children, while offering the best of where they live, so it's a perfect marriage when the extended community is involved in the life and needs of the school.

Community Resources for Reading Development

8. Community Resources for Reading Development

In this lesson, we will discuss how to identify and recruit a variety of community resources to promote reading development. These strategies serve to both engage the student in reading for pleasure and engage the community in improving literacy.

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