201 Ways to Involve Parents
Practical Strategies for Partnering With Families
- Betty Boult - Educational Consultant, British Columbia
Proactively Develop Parental Involvement for Students’ Growth and Achievement
Years of research and practice show that connecting with families positively impacts student achievement. 201 Ways to Involve Parents is packed with realistic and ready-to-use ideas to help teachers and administrators actively engage parents as educational partners. This new edition includes current research on the impact of parent involvement in the school community, offers numerous new strategies, and provides expanded coverage of ways to build bridges between schools and diverse families, including:
- Innovative ways to sustain ongoing communication with families
- Ideas for welcoming parents as vital members of the school community
- Strategies for including parents in school governance
- Techniques for developing parent volunteer programs, and more
Start today to strengthen your classroom and school by working collaboratively with caregivers!
"Equal parts instructional and inspirational, this little gem has been an important part of my toolkit since I came across the first edition a decade ago. Dr. Boult's imperative to involve parents so comprehensively in their children's education makes so much sense, and the variety of strategies she offers range from the practical to the imaginative. 201 Ways to Involve Parents is a wonderful resource for both classroom teachers and school administrators."
"With Betty's vast and varied experience in education, she brings a breadth of knowledge and understanding to the important subject of parents as partners."
"When I used this book with the members of the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) in my inner city elementary school, their executive immediately embraced it as a way to better understand the important role they played. Because of this, instead of using the PAC monthly meetings as a platform to complain, they used them to work with my staff and me to positively and proactively influence the direction of my school. For years afterwards, I would overhear parent conversations that began with "As Boult said in her book..." It truly did assist in changing the climate in my school!"