Stand By Me
Creating Meaningful School/Home Connections
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Stand By Me, Ben E King, 1961
Does anyone read the classroom newsletter?
Some do, but many times these end up in a stack of junk mail. Will parents check out pictures of their kids? Usually!
Help your students tell their story.
You will show them the value of their work and the importance of the time they spend at school when you give them an audience.
Keep it brief!
Make it simple for parents.
How can we share it to everyone?
Class Blogs & Social Media
Social Media is the way to go when you have an event!
Value their work!
Make a habit of sharing student work. When they see that their learning matters outside the walls of the classroom the quality improves.
Try it out!
Turn & Talk
Let your students take the lead!
Let the students be the reporters or historians who chronicle the activities taking place in your classroom. Equip them with an iPad for taking pictures, a notepad for taking notes, and the time to put them together in a format that is presentable to the public. Have them decide what is important to share. Give them the responsibility and it will become more meaningful to them, and it will save you time.
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Turn & Talk
Prepare now for back to school!
What do you need to do now, so that you will be ready for Meet the Teacher Night?
What should you have available to parents at the beginning of school to get off on the right foot using some of these communication tools?
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