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Teach My Kid- I Dare You!

Author: Sherrell Bergmann; Judith Brough; David Shepard
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book shows you how to positively involve parents to raise student achievement. It offers 10 steps for designing a comprehensive parent involvement program to increase communication between students, parents, and schools. The authors offer practical strategies and activities for involving all parents, monitoring under-involved parents, balancing over-involved parents, and assisting parents in urgent situations.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bergmann, Sherrell.
Teach My Kid- I Dare You!
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sherrell Bergmann; Judith Brough; David Shepard
ISBN: 9781317925422 1317925424 9781317925439 1317925432
OCLC Number: 863823675
Notes: Guidelines for Volunteers.
Description: 1 online resource (143 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Introduction; Why a Parent Involvement Program Design Is Necessary; Deciding to Take Action: 10 Steps for Designing a Parent Involvement Program; Variables That May Affect the Design Process; 1 Who Makes the Dare? The Myths and Realities of Today's Parents; Program Design Task: Identifying the Parents in Your School; 2 The Roles of Parents, Educators, and Students; The Roles of Administrators; A Climate of Collaboration; A Written Policy; Communication Routines; Training; Hiring; Collaborative Program Design; Evaluation. Parent Resource CenterThe Roles of Teachers; Communicating; Attending; Helping; Collaborating; The Roles of Parents; Parenting; Communicating; Volunteering; Learning at Home; Decision Making; Working with the Community; The Roles of Students; Conclusion; 3 Developing a Culture of Participation: Strategies for Involving All Parents; Repetition; Communication; Information; Education; Invitation; 4 What Can We Do about Parents Who Are Invisible? Strategies for Monitoring Underinvolved Parents; Who Are These Invisible Parents?; Why Do They Do What They Do? What Can Schools Do That Will Make a Difference?Getting Serious; Suggestions for Addressing Invisible Parents; School Walk-About; Ride the Bus/Car Caravan; Faculty Phone Blitz; Building, Street, Block, or Neighborhood Partners; Family School Picture Day; 5 When Parents Try to Run the School: Program Activities for Balancing Overinvolved Parents; Understanding the Current Conditions; Commonsense Suggestions for All Educators; Specific Suggestions That Teachers and Administrators Can Use to Address the Problem; Ask For More Time; What Is It That You Want?; Protect The New Teachers. Be the ProfessionalKnow Your Own Limits; Take It Higher; Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer; Find The Time Now; An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure; Conclusion; 6 Special Challenges: Assisting Parents and Students in Urgent Situations; Special Challenge #1: The Student Who Is Failing; Meeting the Challenge; Special Challenge #2: The Student Who Is Being Bullied or Threatened; Meeting the Challenge; Special Challenge #3: The Student Who Has a Physical Problem; Meeting the Challenge; Special Challenge #4: The Student Who Is a Part of a Crisis in the School. Life-Changing Events That Can Create Crisis for AdolescentsMeeting the Challenges of Crisis Intervention; Step 1: Parent Education; Step 2: Creating a Crisis Intervention Team and Plan; Step 3: Defining the Parent Role; Step 4: Training Teachers to Deal with Parents and Students in Crisis; Meeting the Challenge; Appendix A: A Plan for Involving Parents; A Plan for Involving Parents; Appendix B: Parent Participation Opportunities; Parent Participation Opportunities; Appendix C: Guidelines for Volunteers: Families and Schools Together: Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, Kentucky.

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This book shows you how to positively involve parents to raise student achievement. It offers 10 steps for designing a comprehensive parent involvement program to increase communication between students, parents, and schools. The authors offer practical strategies and activities for involving all parents, monitoring under-involved parents, balancing over-involved parents, and assisting parents in urgent situations.

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