This guide discusses the context for employee and family involvement in school age and teen education, practical steps to take to achieve results, and future local, regional, and national directions for success.
Prepared by the National Center for Fathering, this 41 page guide discusses the context of the issue, strategies to improve fathers’ involvement in education, lists examples of model programs that engage fathers in childrens' learning, and includes additional resources.
"This practical guide shares tips, tools, and strategies to strengthen the bonds between schools, families, and communities. Many suggestions have come from Edutopia community members who have contributed a host of good ideas in blogs and online discussion groups (edutopia.org/groups). We’ve included a wide range of suggestions that should appeal to parents, teachers, administrators, and other community members who care about improving education."
From the U.S. Department of Education. "By adopting the principles and taking the steps indicated for each age group, you will be able to help your child learn at each step of the way and ensure success in school and in life."
Key things parents can do to make sure their children are prepared for the 21st century. From the US Department of Education.
The research-based tips in this publication provide both practical guidance and valuable information about a range of topics, including: preparing your child for school; knowing what to expect from your child’s kindergarten teacher; monitoring school work; working with schools and teachers effectively; helping your child with reading and homework; and ensuring that your child’s school is safe and drug-free. Provided by the US Department of Education. Also in Spanish.
“You'll find information for parents on the educational issues affecting your child in every grade level — from preschool through high school. Find homework help, skill-building tips in every school subject, educational printables and worksheets, plus advice on report cards and talking with the teacher.”
How parents' and teachers' expectations for a child become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Learn the global and analytic learning styles and identify your child's preferred learning style.
Why it's important to show enthusiasm for math and tips for helping your child succeed.
Understand why parent involvement is essential to academic success and ways you can get involved.
Recent research from the Harvard Graduate School of Education proves that parental involvement makes a significant different in a child's school success.
In a time when school budgets often cover only the basics, many parent groups recognize school fundraisers as a way to pay for sports, computer, music and arts programs and equipment. And while these campaigns can be helpful, the right planning is necessary to be really successful. Before you choose a school fundraising campaign, be sure to review these school fundraising tips.
Learn how to get involved in your child's education in effective ways. Includes homework DOs and DONTs, and 10 questions to ask your child about their day at school.
Why parent and teacher expectations are self-fulfilling prophecies for children.
A father's involvement is a major factor in a child's success.
Signs your child is making academic progress in their early years of school.
Is your child a global or analytic learner? Why it's important to know.
Memory is a matter of effective technique and training.
2 important ways to be involved in your child's education.
How well are you doing at being involved in your student's education?