This Week’s #PTchat On Twitter — Home Visits

Guest post by Joe Mazza

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This week’s Parent-Teacher Chat on Twitter focuses on “home visits” made by educators to engage families. Virginia Supt. Dr. Steve Constantino and Iowa Principal JimmyCasas will join us as experienced resources for this discussion.
When teachers build relationships with the families of the students they teach, those families become powerful advocates in their children’s education. Home visits can give teachers the insight they need to help all students succeed. Home visits are not a new idea, however, the practice has faded due to changing family and societal structures, increased responsibilities and demands placed on teachers and in some cases, trepidation over whether or not home visits will truly bring about positive change in student achievement. With training and correct implementation, however, home visits can have a lasting effect on the child, the parent and parent-teacher communication. 
Join us for this Wedneday’s PTchat focused on “Making Home Visits Successful” – 11/7/12 at 9PM EDT / 6 PM PST.
New to Twitterchats?
After logging on to Twitter, visit Tweetchat and simply enter “ptchat” in the box at the top. Follow along, just watch and/or participate as you as much as you like to join others around the world in this weekly chat. We look forward to engaging your unique and important parent and/or educator perspective.

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