Parent Involvement Toolkit
April 24, 2012 :: Posted by - Tracy :: Category - P.I.C.
People for Education recently released a Parent Involvement Toolkit. This toolkit is for principals, teachers and parents about doing what matters most. You can download the toolkit for free from their website here plus you can watch an accompanying video, a recent webinar with University of Toronto Professor, Carl Corter, entitled, “Parent Involvement That Makes a Difference”.
Surprisingly, findings show the kind of involvement that makes the biggest difference in students’ chances for success in school isn’t what most parents might expect. More important than limiting TV time, volunteering on the school council, or even monitoring homework, there are four things that lead the pack:
- Letting your child know you have high expectations for him or her
- Talking with your child about school
- Focusing on students’ attitudes, more than their marks
- Reading to and/or with your child
In addition to the download for the Parent Toolkit, you’ll find handy tip sheets to share and download for parents, principals and teachers.
Tags: Parent Involvement. Tips for Parents, People for Education
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