For educators, the importance of building the home-school connection is a vital piece of the education puzzle. Decades of research affirms the positive impact of parent-school relationships. Students perform better academically, enjoy increased attendance and graduation rates, and develop healthy social skills. These five practices will help get you started.
Educate parents about how they can support the class by giving a variety of options for in or out of school opportunities. Offer multiple avenues for parents to learn about classroom learning and events.
Send Learning Home
The home-school partnership helps parents and teachers unite around the shared mission of student success. Building this partnership is a yearlong process that takes time, but the payoff is worth the effort.
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