New Initiatives With Parents and Community
When implementing new instructional techniques, it is important
for staff to interact extensively with parents and community
members. Parents and community members often are concerned when
they see classroom activities that are innovative and different
from their own experiences. Educators can implement new
techniques more smoothly when they understand the culture and
values of the community.
- Send home newsletters describing new instructional approaches
and explaining how they work in the school.
- Have special nights for parents to come in and observe new
instructional approaches and their results.
- Have students produce a videotape showing students actually
engaged in the new instructional techniques, and make copies of
the tape available to parents and community members.
- Have parents serve in decisionmaking bodies in the school.
- Have parents serve as volunteers in the classroom.
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