A strong home-to-school partnership is the secret ingredient to academic success.
We want to help you form a stronger partnership with your child's school.
FEATURED ARTICLE: The Best Way to Support Your Child’s Education
In my conversation with her, Ms. Henderson summed up it by saying that establishing a personal relationship with your child’s teacher is the single most important thing you can do to help your child do well in school. From preschool to high school graduation, kids who have parents who talk to their teachers do better in school. It’s not that those parents are telling the teachers how to do their job or making excuses for why their child can’t get her paper in on time. No, those parents are forging a strong, personal relationship with the teacher which forms a strong triangular relationship—teacher, student and parents—all focused on the same goal.
How does one start such a relationship?
Are Home Visits Right for Our School Community?
Basically most objections to home visits boil down to this: time and fear. The way that Parent Teacher Home Visit answers these objections is simple—ask the teachers and parents who have done it.
Sick of Fundraising? Support Your School Like This Instead
As a parent you are part-consumer, part-partner, part-cheerleader of the school. You cannot fulfill any of those roles very efficiently if you don’t give the school some feedback on how they are doing.
Making Homework Worth the Effort
But before you give up on homework all together, let me tell you, there is a way to transform homework from busywork into a very important learning opportunity.
10 Tips for Back-to-School Night
Before you go to Back-to-School Night, read this list of the 10 Do's and Don'ts
The Teen Brain
Our brains don’t come with an owner’s manual, which is a real shame. And surely neuroscience cannot be reduced to “if/then” statements. But it’s worth thinking about a teen's brain in light of her biological development.
What is an IEP and Does My Child Need One?
Not sure if your child needs extra support or extra challenge? Here are somethings you can do.
The Three Most Important Questions to Ask on Back-to-School Night
Establishing a personal relationship with your child’s teacher is the single most important thing you can do to help your child do well in school. Here are a couple of important questions that can start that very important relationship off on the right foot.
Having Difficult Conversations With Your Child's Teacher (with texting templates)