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IdeaPurposeBenefitsChallengesNotes
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Letter to Parents at beginning of yearEstablish Relationship
Time consuming - Customized for different classes?
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Regular letters to parents (Classroom newsletter)Episodic updates
Shows continuing commitment to communication
Time consuming
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Cook/eat a meal with random student familiesDeepen student-teacher-parent relationshipsFinding volunteers/time
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Cook/eat a meal with academic departmentFinding volunteers/time
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Have occasional evening/weekend office hours for working parentsconsumes free-time
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Regular classroom progress updates
Written by students?
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Post-class summaries of day for parentsMaintain parent relationships
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Track and post your media consumption (novels, movies, etc.)Invite students/parents to do the same things and discuss them
Consistent effort, privacy decreased
On a website, in email?
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Collaborate with students to plan content of parent/teacher conferenceEmpower students
More focused outreach
Time consuming
See Kohn's TSOCD p. 194; http://russonreading.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-value-of-student-led-parent.html
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Parent/Community/local government field trips into classrooms/standardized testing sites
Give stakeholders firsthand experience with unfamiliar aspects of education
increased understanding
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Produce and disseminate a podcast/vlog
Needs tech and skills / time consuming
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Organize a lecture series with teacher and student presenters
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College Professor presentations/lectures in class
Show care for students; bring compelling content into the classrooms
Finding volunteers
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"I would like to be contacted when" sheet for parentsFacilitate school/community communication
Idea from Sarah Carter
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Prepare (laminated?) set of questions for sets of parents in the wings during conferencing
Streamline/maximize positive effects of parent/teacher conferences
More effective use of time
Resentment/pushback from parents
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Regular music sharing lunch periodsStructured opportunity for students to show you thingsPositive culturetime scarcity
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Join #Teach180Wider reach, teacher community
Creates artifact, invites larger community engagement
time scarcity, staying consistent
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