Reaching Out

Author: Diane W. Kyle
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632209829
Format: PDF
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Too often, today’s student feels alienated from school, and learning suffers as a result. Developing a relationship with the family can provide the missing link in the educational chain. Reaching Out is an invaluable resource for compassionate educators interested in building strong relationships with their students’ families. A dynamic team of teachers and teacher educators have combined their first-hand experience and in-depth research in this essential guidebook. By involving the entire family in the educational experience, teachers can bridge the gap separating home and school and help produce happier, healthier, and smarter kids. Highlights include: -Building trust with families -Communicating in positive ways with students’ families -Implementing family workshops -Involving families through innovative homework ideas Based on a five-year study, the information will be particularly helpful for teachers whose classrooms reflect a diverse student population. By incorporating these concepts and techniques, you not only enhance the learning experience you also help your students to be more compassionate and excited about school.

Preparing Educators to Communicate and Connect with Families and Communities

Author: Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607524716
Format: PDF, Docs
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This unique and visionary text is a compilation of fascinating case studies by New York State teachers, parents and professors. These downtoearth case studies highlight effective specific approaches to provide bridges between home and school and a look to the future for preparing teachers to communicate and connect with families and communities. This book promises to make a significant contribution to preparing teachers to engage all families and communities in the education of our children. It is filled with activities coming out of an incredible body of educational research done by the contributors. This book has given us the answers to the questions that Schmidt raised and it will move family involvement from high rhetoric to high practice. This book will change the way we prepare teachers and it is a must read for those in teacher education programs.

Promising Practices for Teachers to Engage with Families of English Language Learners

Author: Diana HiattMichael
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607525968
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The monograph Promising Practices for Teachers to Engage with Families of English Language Learners provides practical activities, communication skills, events, resources, and policies to work with families who are English language learners. This book is primarily targeted toward preservice and novice teachers who are searching for ways to connect with families from diverse cultures and varying proficiency levels in English. However, the contents contain an array of practices that are useful for teachers at all levels, parents, other educator groups, and administrators.

Bridging School and Home Through Family Nights

Author: Diane W. Kyle
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412914673
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This how-to guide includes all the necessary information and materials for implementing family nights that increase parental involvement and improve academic achievement.

Home School and Community Relations

Author: Carol Gestwicki
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 130554496X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This practical, comprehensive text is an indispensable guide for home-school-community collaborations. HOME, SCHOOL, & COMMUNITY RELATIONS, 9th Edition, meets the needs of teachers and administrators who desire to create effective, culturally-competent partnerships with diverse families, and helps to prepare future teachers for their careers. It provides an overview of modern families and their complex roles and beliefs to sensitize teachers to the diversity and needs of families they will encounter, including multilingual, multiethnic, multigenerational, and gender-diverse families from different socioeconomic backgrounds. The text fully discusses both the benefits of creating productive partnerships and the barriers that teachers must overcome. Abundant examples clarify the book's practical and effective communication strategies. Current developments in the field of early childhood education are emphasized, including brain research and development, legislative mandates in education, professional standards of the field, and strategies for working with families of students with diverse learning needs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Promising Practices for Elementary Teachers

Author: Susan Benner
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412978076
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book offers educators tools to break the cycle of failure for students who are unsuccessful in school, including alternative instructional strategies, practices for vulnerable children, and more.

Responsive Literacy Coaching

Author: Cheryl Dozier
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571104631
Format: PDF, Docs
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In Responsive Literacy Coaching, Cheryl Dozier draws on twenty-four years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher and teacher educator to present both a theoretical framework and practical tools to enact responsive literacy coaching. Through thoughtful and purposeful coaching, teachers learn effective ways to improve literacy instruction and student achievement. The range of tools offered in the text invite customization based on the reader's specific instructional context. This framework empowers literacy coaches and teachers through conversation, sustained engagement, and reflective analysis. Dozier argues that at its best, literacy coaching is responsive, collegial, thoughtful, thought-provoking, deliberate, reflective, and transferable. In this book she invites readers to enter into a coaching dialogue, through: vignettes that bring coaching interactions to life; prompts to engage both teachers and students; occasions for collaborative reflection; frequently-asked questions. As literacy tasks are documented and analyzed, coaching interactions logged and categorized, and assessment scores scrutinized, Dozier cautions coaches to avoid being so caught up in the doing of coaching that one forgets the purpose behind it. In this book she provides an occasion for them to step back, and ask, what is the goal of literacy coaching? What kind of literacy environments and experiences are we creating for our schools and our students? What is possible as we engage in transformative literacy practices? While the tools offered in this book do not provide a “quick fix,” they foster critical thinking and sustained inquiry that leads to positive change for both teachers and students.

Children s Literacy Development

Author: Patricia Ann Edwards
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written in an eloquent and practical style, renown author and recognized national authority on family literacy, Patricia Edwards has carefully selected skills, strategies, and examples of family involvement that will empower educators to successfully implement family involvement initiatives. A timely publication on today's political climate with federal monies going into family literacy, Edwards has deliberately and painstakingly chosen research-based, school-tested ideas as the focus of this book.