20+ strategies to strengthen the link with parents at home

Great communication with parents can lead to great learning inside and outside the classroom. Here are lots of strategies to help you and your students succeed. (Public domain image via Unsplash.com)

In the end, parents and teachers really do have the same goals.

Parents want to see their kids become the best human beings they can be. Teachers want to see that, too.

If teachers communicate their efforts toward that — and if parents communicate to teachers — that chain of communication can only benefit everyone.

Open, honest communication can be HUGE for the success of students.

Based on the discussions in our Thursday #DitchBook chat …

  • It needs to be regular.
  • It needs to be consistent.
  • It needs to start positive.
  • It needs to involve face-to-face if it’s to be meaningful.
  • It can be farther reaching if social media and tech tools are used.

Check out this important #DitchBook chat for tons of ideas.

Scroll down to check out a summary of our discussion below.

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Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:

 DateEvent / Event DetailsCity / More Info
+ 04/25/2018
Connect ConferenceNiagra Falls, CA
+ 05/19/2018
Texas Google Summit with Kasey BellAustin, TX
+ 06/01/2018
MSD of MartinsvilleMartinsville, IN
+ 06/04/2018
Granbury ISDGranbury, TX
+ 06/05/2018
Columbus City SchoolsColumbus OH
+ 06/06/2018
School City of MishawakaMishawaka, IN
+ 06/07/2018
Lafayette eLearning ConferenceLafayette, IN
+ 06/12/2018
2nd Annual Learn, Explore, Adopt and Deliver (LEAD) ConferenceCleveland, OH
+ 06/13/2018
InnEdCoKeystone, CO
  Public Event
+ 06/19/2018
Tyler ISDTyler, TX
+ 06/20/2018
TransformED ConferenceWaco, TX
+ 06/21/2018
Barr-Reeve Jr/Sr High School- Washington Community SchoolsWashington, IN
  Public Event
+ 07/24/2018
Regional Math & Science ConferenceAmarillo, TX
+ 08/01/2018
Flipgrid Event + Evening Live StreamMinneapolis, MN
+ 08/02/2018
Virginia Beach SchoolsVirginia Beach, VA