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Teach My Kid- I Dare You!

1st Edition

By Sherrell Bergmann, Judith Brough, David Shepard


142 pages

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This book shows you how to positively involve parents to raise student achievement. It offers 10 steps for designing a comprehensive parent involvement program to increase communication between students, parents, and schools. The authors offer practical strategies and activities for involving all parents, monitoring under-involved parents, balancing over-involved parents, and assisting parents in urgent situations.

Table of Contents


1 1 Who Makes the Dare? The Myths and Realities of Today's Parents

2 The Roles of Parents, Educators, and Students

3 Developing a Culture of Participation: Strategies for Involving All Parents

4 What Can We Do about Parents Who Are Invisible? Strategies for Monitoring Underinvolved Parents

5 When Parents Try to Run the School: Program Activities for Balancing Overinvolved Parents.

6 Special Challenges: Assisting Parents and Students in Urgent Situations

Appendix A: A Plan for Involving Parents

Appendix B: Parent Participation Opportunities

Appendix C: Guidelines for Volunteers: Families and Schools Together: Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, Kentucky

Appendix D: Parental Party Pledge

Appendix E: Jefferson County Public Schools, Westport Middle School Needs Survey

Appendix F: 20 Ways to Improve Your Young Adolescent's Self-Esteem

Appendix G: 20 Ways Working Parents Can Volunteer

Appendix H: 15 Ways To Help Your Young Adolescents Succeed in School



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