10 ways to improve parent communications about student behavior
from Education World
Parent involvement raises student achievement, much-publicized research says, but there is less attention on enlisting families to diminish aggravating and time-gobbling behavior problems. Yet some experts believe that's where there might be a big payoff — and a key ingredient is teacher communications home. Teachers frustrated by off-task behavior that can stifle learning for a whole class will findinvolved parents can help, according to a study at the University of Pittsburgh. Research also shows regular calls home decrease behavior corrections by 25 percent.
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