Two heads are better than one-
this cliché is meant to show the importance of partnership and combining a joint effort towards schools, teachers, parents, and communities working as a team focused on the student education. We all know that parent involvement improves school performance and here are some tips to help bring families and community together to build stakeholder capacity within our schools.
Recognize the various assumptions and myths that surround parent involvement.
- Gather feedback and views from parent stakeholder groups about their current involvement in their children’s education.
- Include the opinion of groups from the past and the reluctant in your feedback.
- Review all views from parent stakeholders from all parts of your community.
- Identify action and recommendations that will help to improve the quality of parent involvement.
This is only the start of some strategies borrowed from the book What SUCCESSFUL Schools Do to Involve Families— 55 Partnership Strategies by Neal A. Glasgow and Paula Jameson Whitney.
Our expectations continue to rise for all stakeholders, the more tips educators have to help students, parents, families, and communities in our children’s education the better for all of us.