And engaged parents tend to think highly of teachers, which improves teacher morale. And because students receive more support, classrooms with engaged parents perform better as a whole. But the sooner you do, the more equipped your students will be to reach their academic potential. Try these parent engagement strategies to transform involvement into parent partnerships:.
Footnotes . PTA, N. Ferlazzo, J. Involvement or Engagement? ASCD, pp. Blackboard Retrieved from cdn2. State of Michigan. Strategies for Strong Parent and Family Engagement. Retrieved from michigan.
Treat your child the same as you would like to be treated when you make mistakes. I can however recommend you to someone who is, and has had an immense impact on the way I view parenting. Hi Goitsemang, unfortunate we do not offer a Masters in Educational Psychology. Know the difference in pictures. Thank u for the wonderful insight.
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Epstein, J. School Community Journal, 14, pp Henderson, A. Stanford University recently published a study based on over million test scores across 11, different school districts in grades three to eight—the largest directory. What about your students?
Most of us, if given a choice, want to do things right on the first try; no one wants to fail. But did you know. November 1, This is Modal Title. Share on facebook. I would like to give this article to my students at the University of Arizona. They are in both foundations and methods courses for the teaching of English language learners. Is it possible to get a PDF of the article? We try to work with parents who are reluctant to get involved in the activities due to lack of confidence.
To get them involved, we invite them to practice various parts of the reading activities, which incorporate gestures. Over time, the parents feel more confident and comfortable and want to do more in the activities. I enjoyed this article.
It is very informative and loaded with great ideas and suggestions that can be easily implemented to build a stronger relationship with parents. Having parents involved in their child's education shows their child that education is important. I like the idea of having an orientation for parents in their native language to go over curriculum, teacher expectations, parent rights, etc.
Information is power, so let's provide the information. Home visits are also a great idea but would consider meeting with parents in the evening at school as a safety issue. We would like to strengthen our ELL parent involvement efforts and the information you provided can be useful to our efforts. Will provide appropriate credit, great work. Also, I am proud to say that I already have had the opportunity to offer a English course to an ELL parent within the first few days of school.
I am happy to teach at Narcoossee Elementary with the high level of competence we have on our staff to serve all our students. I agree that latino parents can and would like to get involved to help their ELL students succeed in school. I foresee a little more difficult to stablish home contact, but phone or letter contact will do. Parents are welcome to our school community by helping, sharing experiences and collaborating.
They are precious resources. Having them involved will be beneficial not just for the school but also for themselves. They will grow and will help other children grow. Students will feel proud of their parents and their culture.
And parents will feel useful and part of this community of learners. Carol Ikeda is so amazingly excellent at not only running the abundant ELL program at LRHS, but keeping tabs on the students who leave her program and mainstream into classrooms. She is always tirelessly available for assistance, ideas, and working with ELL students when they fall behind. She deserves all the medals, all the honors. She is amazing- for what more we can do- clone her. I loved this article, we used some of these strategies in our campus and they work!.
As educators we need to ensure that parents participate in the learning process, this means, we need to know them and we need to address their needs as well. I think that students are more able to learn a new language because they are in a position that they have to try to talk and understand to survive in a school and also the students most of them are not affraid to talk and communicate. We are fortunate at my school to have a number of bilingual staff members. I don't know whether a list of bilingual staff exists, but I intend to find out.
Some of these suggestions are very sound, like making sure parents know their rights or hosting a Spanish-language parents night.
I wonder , however, if they might best be coordinated at the school or district level. On this page Use their preferred language Educate parents on the U. Use their preferred language This is an essential place to start. Find a fully bilingual interpreter. Translate the written communications that you send home. Learn some Spanish yourself. Put parents in touch with bilingual staff. Educate parents on the U. Make sure that they understand things like: How your school works If necessary, review school hours, school holidays, school rules, school trajectory from pre-kindergarten through high school, and the school's administrative hierarchy.
Your school curriculum, standards, benchmarks, and materials Consider that in many Latin American countries, the curriculum is very centralized. Parent rights Make certain that your ELL parents know about their rights regarding access to interpreters and translated materials from your school, free lunch programs, your school's ELL curriculum, supplementary school services that may be available to their children, and anything else that parents at your school have a right to know.
Language programs Work in collaboration with your school social service worker or guidance counselor, and explain the different language program options that your school has, why they work the way they do, and why the chosen program may be most suitable for their children. Arrange home and community visits Visiting homes and communities is a way to establish a relationship with parents who are working during school and after-school hours or who may feel intimidated by the school setting. When organizing home and community visits, try to: Arrange for an interpreter to be present. Respect the family's time constraints and choice of location - whether in the home, church, or community center.
Point out ways they can help with their child's language development, reading skills, and homework. Welcome parents into your school Here are some ways to involve Hispanic parents at school: Host a Spanish-language back-to-school night Host an evening event at the beginning of the school year for Spanish-speaking parents. Arrange for a "tour" of the school Within the first semester, organize a general school orientation session for parents of English language learners.
Benefits of reaching out Watch children's author and literacy advocate Pat Mora discuss the benefits to reaching out to Spanish-speaking parents. Recruit volunteers If parents are willing to volunteer their time, find out what their interests and skills are. Adult learning opportunities Immigrant families may be unaware of the opportunities available to them. For commercial use, please contact info colorincolorado. Most Popular.
Using Cognates to Develop Comprehension in English. Tweets by ColorinColorado. I really enjoyed the video. There were topics discussed that I never even thought about. Interesting to get involve with different cultures. I will check with the ESOL staff to see if the adult learning opportunities are available.