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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 ...

Training Volunteers
Training Volunteers

Orient and train volunteers to ensure that they are comfortable in their roles, feel competent in their assigned responsibilities, and know that they are valued. In addition, present the volunteer program as an opportunity for individuals to gain skills and experience.

Create opportunities for volunteers to network with other volunteers, be involved in social activities, and be celebrated for their continued contribution. Providing volunteers with specific feedback about their performance will strengthen the role volunteerism plays in the school.

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33 Host orientation sessions for volunteers.

Schedule two tours a year (one in September and one in January). Have seasoned volunteers conduct the school tours, and be sure each volunteer is introduced to every staff member.

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