ERIC Number: ED453164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The New Teacher Welcome Packet, Fall 2000.
Landsverk, Ruth Anne
This handbook presents information and ideas to help beginning teachers in Wisconsin learn about their relationships with parents and communities. It includes four reproducible sections in a three-hole punched format. The first section, "Getting Started," includes an overview of how family-school-community partnerships improve student learning and several articles on communicating with and relating to families. The second section, "Meeting With Families," provides samples of letters, forms, and ideas to help teachers plan effective face-to-face sessions with students and families. The third section, "Linking Families to Learning," provides tips and forms for engaging family and community members as volunteers, strengthening skills at home, and reaching out to less-engaged parents. The fourth section, "Appendix," contains material to expand the teacher's knowledge about how effective family-school-community partnerships can get started and flourish in their schools. It also presents Web resources for teachers on family-school-community partnerships. (SM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship
Wisconsin State Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841. Tel: 608-266-9757; Tel: 800-441-4563 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin