Experts agree that parent involvement in education is one of the biggest predictors of student success. So where can educators begin? The ClassTag team has put together a list of 3 proven ways to gain parental involvement for your classroom. Keep an eye out for handy resources and videos throughout!
Every day, kids bring home folders full of flyers, reminders, and newsletters. The work and resources that go into creating these documents are wasted when most of these documents end up in a stack of junk mail or the trashcan. Important parent information often disappears forever the moment it lands on the kitchen counter! At worst, parents have no idea what is going on. At best, parents are involved, but teachers are unaware of who is working to make things happen until the day things are due. Continue reading
We all know how crucial it is to get to know your fellow school parents. Whether you’re coordinating carpools or just ensuring you’ve got some extra eyes on your child when needed, it is important to form relationships with other parents. While sometimes it may seem impossible to make those connections, don’t worry – we’re here to help!Continue reading
You’ve decided to take on the responsibility of being a room parent this year. Way to go! This is your chance to really make the school year spectacular for parents, children, and teachers alike. First things first, make yourself known to the class community as the room parent for this school year. It will show your enthusiasm and give other parents and volunteers a chance to get to know you and your child while making certain that you get to know all of them in return. Simply reach out via email or phone, or perhaps by ClassTag, an interactive platform for class communities.