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Proactively Develop Parental Involvement for Students’ Growth and Achievement Years of research and practice show that connecting with families positively impacts student achievement. 201 Ways to Involve Parents is packed with realistic and ready-to-use ideas to help teachers and administrators actively engage parents as educational partners. This new edition includes current research on the impact of parent involvement in the school community, offers numerous new strategies, and provides expanded coverage of ways to build bridges between schools and diverse families, including: • Innovative ways to sustain ongoing communication with families • Ideas for welcoming parents as vital members of the school community • Strategies for including parents in school governance • Techniques for developing parent volunteer programs, and more Start today to strengthen your classroom and school by working ...
Chapter 3: Creating Safe Havens for Students
Creating Safe Havens for Students
Appropriate attention to discipline and order helps schools and parents provide a safe environment for students. However, when school is not in session and parents are at work, unattended or improperly supervised young people can present a risk to themselves and their community. Therefore, coalitions must be built to provide for the safety of students during the school day and beyond.
Collaborative efforts between the school, parents, and the larger community can help ensure that students are safely and productively involved on days when not in school. Consequently, connections should be forged or strengthened between the home, school, and community.
In many provinces and states, volunteers must provide criminal record checks. If this is not mandatory in ...