Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Keep Your Parents & Students Connected

Research proves students whose parents are involved and well informed tend to have higher achievement rates than students whose parents are not involved in their child’s education.
Although there are many ways to communicate with parents to keep them involved, one of my favorite ways to foster a positive relationship between parents and myself is to provide them with a parent information business card.
Parent Information Cards
You can make these yourself using the premade templates provided on Microsoft Word or by using a print company such as VistaPrint.com. Several online companies offer these cards free of charge. In addition, if you purchase, you will be offered great discounts on other products like matching stationary and post cards.
However, if you’re going to spend the money, why not purchase the magnetized business cards? By doing so, you can be sure that your parents will put this magnet on the fridge and refer to it often. And, it’s not much more than purchasing business cards.
These days when we are all so busy, why not make your parents feel welcome to send an email, visit your website, or call during the office hours you list. Or better yet, include information like homework on your card or your district’s website! If you’re using an online site, all you have to do is type this information in any of the lines (address, fax number, etc.).
If you found this resource helpful, please leave a comment! My parents love it and I’m sure yours will too!
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  1. I like that idea of sending home a magnet business card with our info for the parents!
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  2. What a great idea! I love the design, too!

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  3. great idea. i have seen that on others' blogs. got to see if my co-teacher will agree to it.

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