MSTA 2010 Improving Parent Communication

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MSTA 2010 Improving Parent Communication

  1. 1. Eric Langhorst Liberty Public Schools IMPROVING PARENT COMMUNICATION
  2. 2. Eric Langhorst speakingofhistory@gmail.com Adjunct Graduate Faculty Member Doctoral Student Teacher Leadership 8th Grade American History Teacher
  3. 3. Copy of presentation and links available online www.speakingofhistory.com November 12, 2010
  4. 4. Please write some of your successes with parent communication on the index card The smartest person in the room is THE ROOM
  5. 5. What do you want to communicate to parents?
  6. 6. What do you want to communicate to parents? •Grade updates
  7. 7. What do you want to communicate to parents? •Grade updates •Homework Assignments
  8. 8. What do you want to communicate to parents? •Grade updates •Homework Assignments •Lesson plans
  9. 9. What do you want to communicate to parents? •Grade updates •Homework Assignments •Lesson plans •Extra Stuff
  10. 10. What do you want to communicate to parents? •Grade updates •Homework Assignments •Lesson plans •Extra Stuff
  11. 11. WEEKLY SCHEDULE •List of what is happening each day that week in class •Homework assignment for each day
  12. 12. Week 13 Schedule - November 8 - 12, 2010 Monday - November 8, 2010 - Raven Day - hand out Article of the Week #12 - Concussions in Youth Sports - Notes - Factors which Led to American Victory video "America Story of Us - Revolution“ - HOMEWORK - work on Article of the Week #12 for Friday, study the 8 factors which led to an American victory for an essential question test on Wednesday/Thursday Tuesday - November 9, 2010 - Raven Day - Review for Essential Question #3 "Explain Factors Which Led to American Victory in Revolutionary War" - Notes "Yorktown and the Legacy of the War" - HOMEWORK - work on Article of the Week #12 for Friday, study the 8 factors which led to an American victory for an essential question test on Wednesday/Thursday Wednesday - November 10, 2010 - Blue Day / Thursday - November 11, 2010 - Silver Day - take Essential Question #3 "Explain Factors Which Led to American Victory in Revolutionary War" - Notes "The Articles of Confederation" - Watch part 1 of video "Shays' Rebellion" - HOMEWORK - work on Article of the Week #12 for Friday Friday - November 12, 2010 - Raven Day - hand in Article of the Week #12 - Concussions in Youth Sports - Watch part 2 of video "Shays' Rebellion" - HOMEWORK - none
  13. 13. WEEKLY SCHEDULE •Written on dry erase board in front of my classroom •Typed and added to my online classroom (BlackBoard)
  14. 14. WEEKLY SCHEDULE •Copy and pasted into an email which is sent to:
  15. 15. WEEKLY SCHEDULE •Copy and pasted into an email which is sent to: •Parents
  16. 16. WEEKLY SCHEDULE •Copy and pasted into an email which is sent to: •Parents •Principal, aides, other teachers
  17. 17. WEEKLY SCHEDULE •Copy and pasted into an email which is sent to: •Parents •Principal, aides, other teachers •Students
  18. 18. WEEKLY SCHEDULE •Copy and pasted into an email which is sent to: •Parents •Principal, aides, other teachers •Students
  19. 19. Each week this takes about 20 minutes on Sunday night / Monday morning
  20. 20. WEEKLY SCHEDULE
  21. 21. WEEKLY SCHEDULE •CONSISTENT
  22. 22. WEEKLY SCHEDULE •CONSISTENT •CONCISE
  23. 23. WEEKLY SCHEDULE •CONSISTENT •CONCISE •CLEAR
  24. 24. WEEKLY SCHEDULE •CONSISTENT •CONCISE •CLEAR
  25. 25. Send parents study guides, copies of notes, assignments
  26. 26. For the most part, parents want to be able to help their student Need to know what is happening in class to help
  27. 27. Let parents know about fun things as well
  28. 28. Let parents know about fun things as well - Historical walks
  29. 29. Let parents know about fun things as well - Historical walks - Events
  30. 30. Let parents know about fun things as well - Historical walks - Events - TV Shows
  31. 31. Let parents know about fun things as well - Historical walks - Events - TV Shows
  32. 32. Goal is to have our class discussed at the dinner table
  33. 33. Different approaches based on grade and content but still same goal
  34. 34. November 9, 2010 Breakfast- Waffles or cereal (they picked) and apples Bus stop- Beautiful! Free play Circle Time- Read/sang "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves", looked at the different leaves we've collected and put them in order of size. We looked at the different textures of the edges and the various colors. We read another Chester Raccoon book about Chester moving b/c his tree was being cut down. Read "Apple Trouble". Talked about how apples are fall fruit and looked at our apple bite cards and put them in order (whole, one bite, two bite, core). Sang "Apple Picking", "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star". Free Play Snack- Whole grain crackers and pears Went for a walk on the trail and crunched leaves at the resting spot at the end :) Played outside at home for about 10 min. Art- We made another kissing hand :) Jungle Junction Lunch- Black bean burgers, quesadillas and corn Outside- About 25 minutes. Read "Tinker Bell"/Naptime
  35. 35. GET THE E-MAIL!
  36. 36. GET THE E-MAIL! •District
  37. 37. GET THE E-MAIL! •District •Student
  38. 38. GET THE E-MAIL! •District •Student •Parent Directly
  39. 39. GET THE E-MAIL! •District •Student •Parent Directly
  40. 40. Can use Google Forms to collect online
  41. 41. Suggest some type of presence on the web – blog or site
  42. 42. Use both a push and pull approach to getting information to parents Can be same content, just different forms
  43. 43. Many possible connections with parents are not tech related
  44. 44. INCLUDE PARENTS Have parents included, not helping, on assignments
  45. 45. Ask your parents if they have a skill or talent they would like to share with the class
  46. 46. Sending home hand written notes via snail mail
  47. 47. Your ideas for parent communication
  48. 48. Eric Langhorst Liberty Public Schools IMPROVING PARENT COMMUNICATION

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