As the summer begins to wind down, it’s time for teachers to start looking at new technology for next year’s classrooms. There are many different apps and websites that try to communicate information from the classroom to parents, but until now, there have been none that work to turn parents into partners. ClassTag is the best tool to connect school and home, and has been designed based on extensive research into what teachers and parents want for better communication.
Is your parent engagement working?
Recently, the ClassTag team conducted research on the state of parental engagement in classrooms. This research showed that teachers understand the importance of parental engagement, but are often discouraged to encourage it. We complied the full results of our survey, and they are available for you here!
Summer reading is a great opportunity to both teach important lessons and encourage future parental engagement. If parents are involved in their child’s school work while they are not in school, there will be a much greater chance that they will continue to be involved when school begins. Despite what some may believe, summer reading doesn’t have to be limited to book lists and reading calendars.
America is often referred to as a “melting pot” and this is reflected in the multi-cultural nature of many of our schools. It’s therefore very important to create multicultural classroom activities that embrace the range of cultures represented; not only to help all students feel included but also to help the uninitiated explore your school’s rich diversity.
With that in mind, here are five easy activities that bring multiculturalism in your schools to life while also linking students, parents and educators.
We are getting closer to the end of the school year, but opportunities to continue to build strong school community are still in abundance. “Around the Subjects” in 90 minutes is a fun and engaging way for parents to be involved in their child’s learning process. Teachers will love meeting parents, children will be excited to share their experiences and parents will have a lot of fun exploring all the subjects their child is learning. Win-win all around 🙂
What better way is there to encourage parent involvement and support than through celebrating parents themselves? Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to tell mothers and mother figures that they are appreciated, and in a way that is fun and engaging for studentsContinue reading
We all know the importance of parent involvement in schools. We also know that many times it is not easy to get parents to attend various events that we are organizing. So, we went out and asked parents what are some of their favorite events that the school or class has organized. And it turns out, movie night is high on the list. Continue reading
How will you get parents involved in your classroom this spring?
Getting parents involved in your classroom makes a big difference in your student’s lives! This spring is all about breathing fresh air into your classroom and re-establishing best practices for your class.
Great leaders are vital in creating great schools. It is important for leaders in schools to maintain a connection with teachers, students, and parents to encourage the learning process and create successful family engagement in education.
Teachers the world over enjoy feeling appreciated. Special weeks or days designed to celebrate you can provide a warm sense of being valued. In addition, random moments of appreciation that happen just “on the fly,” in the course of everyday life, can do the same. Being recognized or acknowledged for doing good work can light your fires, push you forward, give you energy and motivation. Margaret Cousins once said, “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life…” Continue reading
Whether you regularly recognize Earth Day, this teachable moment is an opportunity for hands-on learning about our world. Get students and parents involved and aware about our tiny planet, from local communities all the way to China. Continue reading