Monday, May 13, 2013

Family Friendly Schools

The involvement of families in school life has consistently been shown to have a positive impact on student success. I'm always looking for good ideas about how to make schools more "family-friendly" and read an Eye on Education blog last week that suggested ten useful practices. They include
  • Maintaining open lines of communication
  • Making positive phone calls
  • Cleaning the school before parent meetings
  • Hanging student work in classrooms
  • Celebrating student success
  • Creating a "We Don't Brag" bulletin board to share positive information
  • Organizing a family/faculty event
  • Post graphs of student achievement
  • Holding a contest to encourage attendance at parent meetings
  • Encouraging parents to bring a parent of one of their child's friends to a school meeting.
You can get much more detail by clicking on the post. I'd enjoy hearing from you about other things you do to involve families in school life.

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