teacher-parent communication

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Suggestions for Success

Many suggestions to help your child succeed are offered in the website below. Suggestions range from volunteering at your child's school, phone calls and visits with teachers, and meeting with teachers early in the schoolyear.

"In this complex world, it takes more than a good school to educate children. And it takes more than a good home. It takes these two major educational institutions working together."
- Dorothy Rich, Author of Megaskills.

Find these suggestions and other quotes at www.urbanext.vivc.edu/succeed/09-communication.html

Monday, November 01, 2004

Parent/teacher communication

Visit www.4teachers.org/testimony/sumner/index.shtml to read how a Missouri teacher tells how technology helps educators communicate with parents.

Helping parents with the internet

This article has suggestions for using the internet to help with parent teacher communication and the school's role in helping parents become tech savvy. See the article in V 40, no. 3 (pg 136-8) of the spring 2004 Kappa Delta Pi Record or go to wilsontxt.hwwilson.com/pdfhtml/o5886/ZDDEI/ZFD.htm

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

correlation between high poverty schools and parent/teacher communication

www.educationworld.com discusses the correlation between high poverty schools, weak parent/teacher communication, and student outcomes. By increasing communication between parents and teachers, research has shown an improvement in student performance.

Technology and the Culture of Learning

See the journal article in Independent School, 63, no 4, page 18-22, Summer 2004 titled Technology and the Culture of Learning to learn more about the positive and negative aspects of technology, such as: it has succeed in breaching barriers between schools and the world, making tasks easier has created taking on more of them, and it carries along unseen pathways that we can't control or predict.

teacher-parent communication reforms

Visit www.childresearch.net to find out more about two field tests using PDAs as a way of immediate feedback for parents concerning behavior, homework, and school preparation.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Virtual classroom

Set up a site to involve parents that shows them homework, calendar, and an actual tour of your room. Visit www.out2.com/help/virtualclassroominstruction.html

The directions are very clear and the site gives a contact person if you have questions.

Cutting Edge Software

To review some cutting edge software that will promote parent teacher communication, as well as provide information on many other types of soft and hardware for schools, visit

Collaborative knowledge sharing - The next generation of learning

For parents, teachers, administrators, and school board officials - this site gives examples of a vision of technology for the future in our schools. Visit

teacher hints

Hints from teachers, including using technology to communicate with parents. Visit

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Parent-Teacher Communication.

The purpose of this blog is to promote more effective parent-teacher communication through the use of technology.