ERIC Number: ED464156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Connect for Success: Building a Teacher, Parent, Teen Alliance. A Toolkit for Middle and High School Teachers.
Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., Belmont, MA.
Beginning in middle school, there is an increasing gap between school and the home. In linguistically and ethnically diverse communities, there is often an even greater separation between children's school lives and the home. This toolkit provides teachers, particularly new teachers and those in high-poverty urban and rural communities, with information and strategies about how to successfully work with parents to help all children succeed. Five chapters focus on (1) "Introduction: Linking Family Involvement and Student Success"; (2) "Improving Home-School Communications" (e.g., sample welcoming letter, how to avoid an impasse with a parent, and what to include in a newsletter, flyer, or Web site for parents); (3) "Helping Parents Support Schoolwork at Home" (e.g., 11 reasons parents and students need to do schoolwork together, what to expect in the classroom, and a homework assignment to involve parents); (4) "Coming Together To Guide Student Success" (e.g., steps to college and how to be school savvy); and (5) "Sparking Whole School Change" (e.g., sample parent involvement survey, what to include in a family center, and sample letter of inquiry). Each chapter presents key issues, information on what one teacher can do, and tools for success. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Differences, Educational Change, High Schools, Low Income Groups, Middle School Teachers, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Rural Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Urban Schools
Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., 385 Concord Avenue, Suite 103, Belmont, MA 02478 ($29.95). Tel: 617-489-6000; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.rnt.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., Belmont, MA.