Guest Post by Joe Mazza
Middle & High School Family Engagement Strategies
#PTchat, Wed., 5/2/12 – 9PM EST/6PM PST
According to the Family Engagement for High School Success Toolkit provided by the Harvard Family Research Project and the United Way,family engagement tends to drop off as teens enter high school because families are intimidated by the high school environment and feel less confident about supporting their teen’s academic progress at that level.
However, it is imperative that parents become and/or remain involved in their child’s education as he or she transitions into high school.
As parents and teachers, we must create a more seamless family engagement path, a way into and out of high school so families remain engaged throughout their teen’s high school grades.
Join us this Wednesday night (9PM EST / 6PM PST) as parents and educators discuss family engagement strategies geared toward secondary schools. The diverse and global perspectives present during the chat will make for a lively, informative and collaborative discussion. Bring your best ideas and successes as we begin planning for the 2012-2013 school year.