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
+ 01/26/2018
Erie 1 BOCESWest Seneca, NY
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+ 01/29/2018
Jackson R-2 School DistrictJackson, MO
+ 02/02/2018
California League of Schools (DBC)Monterey, CA
+ 02/07/2018
Ditch That Homework Workshop (Region 8 ESC)Fort Wayne, IN
 Venue:The Summit
1025 W. Rudisill Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Public Event
+ 02/08/2018
Ditch That Homework WorkshopMishawaka, IN
 Venue:Northern Indiana Educational Service Center (NIESC)
56535 Magnetic Drive
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Public Event
+ 03/01/2018
Kids ROELoves Park, IL
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+ 03/07/2018
Delaware Association of School Admin 
+ 03/16/2018
Lake Shore Central SchoolAngola, NY
+ 03/30/2018
Taylorville CUSDTaylorville, IL
+ 06/04/2018
Granbury ISDGranbury, TX
+ 06/13/2018
InnEdCoKeystone, CO
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+ 06/21/2018
Barr-Reeve Jr/Sr High School- Washington Community SchoolsWashington, IN
+ 08/09/2018
St. Joseph Grade SchoolSouth Bend, IN
+ 08/15/2018
St. Anthony de Padua Catholic SchoolSouth Bend, IN
+ 10/03/2018
Orrick R-XI / I-70 Excellence in Education ConferenceKansas City, MO