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    How To: Create Partnerships with Parents and Families

    How To: Create Partnerships with Parents and Families
    Parent involvement is one of the most important factors in the academic success of your students. Even though parents come in all forms and their level of involvement in your student’s academics may or may not be ideal, always remember that they are an ally and not the enemy. They love their child and want them to be successful, and ...
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    Identifying Student Strengths

    Identifying Student Strengths
    It is not often that I am at a loss for words. I know, you are surprised, right? But recently, I did an assessment with a 15-year-old boy who was in a special school for kids with emotional disabilities, and part of this assessment was to interview the parent. Now, I try my best not to be judgmental about parenting. I ...
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    How To: Help Parents Encourage Social Development

    How To: Help Parents Encourage Social Development
    Many children have difficulty making friends for a variety of reasons. Children may be have poor social skills, be shy, be hyper, have atypical interests, or come from a different background than their classmates which may challenge them socially. Unfortunately, your ability to help students make friends at school may be limited by time and activity constraints. Parents have an opportunity ...
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    Involve Parents for Discipline Issues

    Involve Parents for Discipline Issues
    One of the best defenses against misbehavior is to enlist the support of the parents and guardians of your students. Although this will take effort on your part, the time you spend building a bridge between school and home will reward you many times over during the course of the school year. When students know that teachers and parents are working ...
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