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Ch 9: Partnerships to Support Learning

About This Chapter

This chapter will help you brush up on information about partnerships to support learning by providing quick and comprehensive text and video lessons. Self-assessments will help test what you've retained.

Partnerships to Support Learning - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to tap into your memory of topics that include techniques for collaboration with middle school families, resources for middle school instruction and ways to become an effective teacher. You will find comprehensive text and video lessons that will ensure you can remember the information. After viewing the lessons, you can take the self-assessments to test your recollection. In addition to the topics mentioned above, this chapter also includes:

  • Definition of the family system theory, family life cycle, and parent-child relationships
  • Theory of culturally responsive teaching
  • General tips and tips for teachers for conducting parent-teacher conferences
  • Ways for reporting student progress to parents
  • Effective communication in positive education partnerships
  • Strategies for collaborating with with colleagues to increase student learning

Because our lessons and quizzes are short, you don't have to spend a large amount of time to refresh your knowledge. If you need to go back and review certain topics in a video lesson, use the video tags. Take a look at the lesson transcripts to see important vocabulary words.

11 Lessons in Chapter 9: Partnerships to Support Learning
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Becoming an Effective Teacher

1. Becoming an Effective Teacher

Understanding the principles and theories of educational psychology is essential for teachers but simply understanding is not enough. Future teachers must embrace sound educational principles and seek opportunities for growth throughout their careers. This lesson will focus on the qualities of an effective teacher, including pedagogical content knowledge awareness, reflective teaching and action research.

Family System Theory: Definition and Changes Over Time

2. Family System Theory: Definition and Changes Over Time

The term 'family' can have different definitions, such as a family of a mother, father, and children, or family units that consist of extended family members and friends. This lesson will define the family systems theory and explore various types of families, models of influence, and changing family trends.

The Family Life Cycle: Definition, Stages & Theory

3. The Family Life Cycle: Definition, Stages & Theory

What kind of phases does a family typically go through? In this lesson, we will examine the family life cycle, as well as learn about two measurements for family health: cohesion and adaptability.

Parent-Child Relationships: Definition & Explanation

4. Parent-Child Relationships: Definition & Explanation

The parent-child relationship is often considered to be the most enduring and significant relationship in one's life. This lesson will explain the different types of parent-child relationships and how they impact development. The lesson will end with a brief quiz to test your knowledge.

Parent Teacher Conference Tips

5. Parent Teacher Conference Tips

'It takes a village to raise a child.' Although many know this to be an old African proverb, research has shown that student achievement increases when parents and teachers work together. This lesson will explore the importance of the parent-teacher conference when it comes to student success.

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Tips for Teachers

6. 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.

How to Report Learning Progress to Students & Parents

7. 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.

Communicating Effectively Within Positive Education Partnerships

8. Communicating Effectively Within Positive Education Partnerships

In education, partnerships between teachers and parents, professionals, school and community groups, and others often exist to benefit young children. This lesson focuses on ways to communicate effectively to help these partnerships succeed.

Strategies for Collaborating with Families in Middle School Education

9. Strategies for Collaborating with Families in Middle School Education

Teachers need families to be on their education team and partner in educating children. This lesson explains the importance of family collaboration and gives ways to effectively communicate and foster relationships.

Resources & Collaboration Middle School Instruction

10. Resources & Collaboration Middle School Instruction

Partnerships are a critical component to creating a well-rounded and successful educational model. In this lesson, we will look at strategies for forming partnerships and common struggles faces in developing these relationships.

Collaborating with Colleagues to Improve Student Learning

11. Collaborating with Colleagues to Improve Student Learning

As a teacher, you are not alone. You have a variety of other professionals to call upon to help improve student learning. In this lesson, we look at how to leverage their expertise to improve outcomes.

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