Engaging All Families

Author: Steven M. Constantino
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1578860628
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Constantino (education, George Mason U.) is former principal of Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas, Virginia; during his tenure, student achievement improved and the school evolved from a troubled institution to one with national and international recognition. He provides school leaders with.

Engage Every Family

Author: Steven M. Constantino
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506328849
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Reach beyond theory and engage every family in student success Family engagement increases student achievement but how do schools connect with families who don’t participate yet? Educators can easily become frustrated trying to reach the disconnected and often fall back to engaging the already engaged. Is it possible to win over everyone? Discover how to move beyond theory to change your culture for better family engagement and student achievement. Through practical steps, reflections, and case studies, you will discover and address: How and where family engagement breaks down, and How to create a truly inviting culture for successful community and family partnerships

Strengthening The Connection Between School Home

Author: Ricardo LeBlanc-Esparza
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935543326
Size: 14.27 MB
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Examine the pivotal role family engagement plays in student achievement, and explore in depth the process of creating and implementing a family-engagement plan. This research-based guide includes many specific strategies, handouts, and reproducibles leaders can use to make their schools family friendly and connect with those families who may be hard to reach.

Beyond The Bake Sale

Author: Anne T. Henderson
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458781135
Size: 50.82 MB
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Countless studies demonstrate that students with parents actively involved in their education at home and school are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, enroll in higher-level programs, graduate from high school, and go on to post-secondary education. Beyond the Bake Sale shows how to form these essential partnerships and how to make them work. Packed with tips from principals and teachers, checklists, and an invaluable resource section, Beyond the Bake Sale reveals how to build strong collaborative relationships and offers practical advice for improving interactions between parents and teachers, from insuring that PTA groups are constructive and inclusive to navigating the complex issues surrounding diversity in the classroom. Written with candor, clarity, and humor, Beyond the Bake Sale is essential reading for teachers, parents on the front lines in public schools, and administrators and policy makers at all levels.

Race Class And Family Intervention

Author: William A. Sampson
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ISBN: 9781578866281
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In recent times, actor, comedian, and educator, Bill Cosby sparked a national debate over the role of poor black families in raising their children. Additionally, scholars including Reginald Clark, Annette Lareau, John Ogbu, Javier Tapia, James Comer, and William A. Sampson have done research that suggests that many poor black and Latino families have child-rearing strategies and home environments that are inconsistent with school achievement. Each of these educators contend that in order to increase student achievement, minority families need to change if their children are to do better in life and in school. Race, Class, and Family Intervention: Engaging Parents and Families for Academic Success reports on efforts to intervene in the home life of a group of nonwhite parents and grandparents who have low-performing children. Each family was asked to adopt the characteristics of middle-class families. This research ”conducted on eight disadvantaged black and Latino families ”details the author's analysis of the intervention and a conclusion based on actual results. Race, Class, and Family Intervention will be of interest to anyone striving to improve the education of minority students.

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Public Relations In Schools

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Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131747975
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With chapter contributions by leading experts" Public Relations in Schools, 4/e," provides a comprehensive view of how community relations affect organizational behavior and the effective management of districts and schools. With a focus on communication alternatives in modern technology and political demands for change it offers an integrated foundation of theory and craft to help practitioners facilitate a positive change in public relations. Beginning with the organizational characteristics of public relations this text offers coverage of specific duties assumed by administrative personnel in planning, collecting and analyzing data, media relations, funding campaigns, evaluating public relations activities, and responding to crisis situations. Features of the fourth edition include: - NEW! Greater focus on principals and their role in public relations. - NEW! Greater attention throughout the text on the use of technology in practice. - NEW! Greater attention to understanding and dealing with emerging school reform trends. NEW! A new chapter (Chapter 10) on communicating with parents and the community. - NEW! Chapter 7 is a revision distilled from chapters 7 and 8 of the previous edition combining the coverage of districts and schools. - Case Studies with end of chapter questions confront the reader with real-life situations designed to promote critical thinking in problem solving. Related books from Merrill Education: - The School Finance, First Edition, Craig E. Richards, Bruce D. Baker, and Preston Green, ISBN: 0-13-098458-2 - Human Resources Administration, Fifth Edition, L. Dean Webb and M. Scott Norton, ISBN: 0-13-239771-4 - The Human Resource Function in Educational Administration, Ninth Edition, Phillip Young, ISBN: 0-13-243541-1

Creating A Positive School Culture

Author: Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632209713
Size: 78.41 MB
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Principals and teachers have very different perspectives, pressures, and struggles. As a result, problems of negativity, isolation, or censure often develop among staff members. This may cause principals and teachers to spend a tremendous amount of energy addressing these issues instead of focusing on their primary goal—improved student achievement. Creating a Positive School Culture provides strategies for understanding and solving staff problems, preventing conflicts, and enriching school climates. By combining therapeutic knowledge with day-to-day educational experience, the authors offer innovative solutions for overcoming many energy- and morale-sapping problems, including gossip, cliques, negativity, and competition. To help engage and inspire readers, this volume includes: - Teacher and principal interview excerpts - Concise case examples of school culture problems - Step-by-step guidance for school culture interventions - Best practices culled from the authors’ extensive research - Ready-to-use tools, including school culture surveys and staff development exercises Based on more than 200 surveys and interviews with principals and teachers, this practical guidebook clearly explains how administrators, teachers, parents, and staff can all work together to solve problems and build a culture of caring and respect.