“Shattering Barriers To Parent Involvement” is a short, but useful, article that appeared a few years ago over at the National Association of Elementary School Principals website.
Here’s an excerpt:
Barrier: Lack of true, two-way, respectful partnership communication between parents and school personnel.
Solution: Parents know their children better than anyone else and can be vitally important school partners if allowed to be. Anne Bouie, a consultant with many years of experience working with parents and schools says, “The answer is to stop treating parents like ‘clients’ and start treating them like ‘partners’ in helping children learn.”
That simple attitude can make all the difference.
Thanks to Steve Constantino for the tip.