11 Tips for Engaging Parents

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. Hull

One of the best survival lessons I learned as a teacher was to engage parents. This past week at the ISTE conference, I shared my tips and resources for engaging parents. Take this summer to create a plan for communicating with parents better. Trust me, if a parent is talking negatively about you at home, then you will have a difficult time getting the child to listen or behave properly in your class. However, if the parent likes you then you have an ally on your side! Engaging parents is a challenge. I write about Parent Engagement in Chapter 4 of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers. Below are a few tips and resources from my presentation, Engaging Parents with Technology and Social Media. Feel free to download the slides.

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