27 Strategies That Will Increase Parental Involvement in Your Classroom
If you ask teachers what areas of their job they struggle in, many will say parental involvement. No matter how hard they try, they can’t seem to get a critical mass of their student’s parents to engage with the education process fully. As we have mentioned in earlier posts, a child’s parents are their first and most important teacher. This doesn’t stop once they have finished Pre-K. Teachers need parents to continue to be involved in the education process by helping their child with their homework and projects and also helping to manage their classroom behaviors. Parents are also needed as classroom helpers and to serve as chaperones on class trips.
The point that I am trying to make is that parents play a pivotal role in the teaching and learning process, and without their assistance, their children will not live up to their full potential. Don’t get me wrong, some students do fine without parental support, but do they reach their full potential? This is why teachers place such high importance on parental engagement. This is why it is one of the most requested professional development topics in K-12. This is why teachers are continually searching for new ways to increase parental involvement. To help them out, we decided to share this graphic that lists 27 strategies that will increase parental involvement in your classroom.