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Literacy: A Comprehensive Literacy Approach

Literacy: A Comprehensive Literacy Approach

by Diana Remick, Monthly Columnist Not all students learn the same way or at the same rate. To ensure that students will receive the instruction they need, a balanced literacy approach is implemented in my classroom. The following information is in my 2nd Grade Handbook so that families understand and support the various components that
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Tips to Share with Parents to Encourage Involvement

Tips to Share with Parents to Encourage Involvement

  By Barbara Spalding, Guest Blogger As parents, we hold a tremendous power; a great educational influence that most of us don’t truly tap into. Our children are eager to learn, curious to explore and excited to discover new things. Perhaps the grunts through homework or the emphatic plea not to chaperone the school dance
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#TeachChat Archive: Creating Positive Relationships with Families – August 21, 2013

#TeachChat Archive:  Creating Positive Relationships with Families – August 21, 2013

When it comes to building great relationships with students’ families, Really Good Teachers are always willing to try something new.  Making themselves available to families, keeping the lines of communication open, and building a relationship that shows they care in and out of the classroom are just a few of their tips.  Check out the
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4 Tips for Improving Parent-Teacher Communication by Stephanie Moorman

4 Tips for Improving Parent-Teacher Communication by Stephanie Moorman

  by Stephanie Moorman, Guest Blogger One of the hardest, yet most important parts of our job as teachers is communicating with parents. Each day, the pride and joy of each of their lives walks through our doors, so it is only natural that we keep parents in the loop as far as school is
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TeachChat Archive: Improving Parent-Teacher Communication – July 11, 2012

TeachChat Archive:  Improving Parent-Teacher Communication – July 11, 2012

Great Parent-Teacher Communication is something Really Good Stuff teachers know a lot about.  At #TeachChat on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, they shared their insight, their tips, and their advice.  They also shared some great resources worth checking out before the new school year begins.  Scroll down to the bottom and read UP! to learn from
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SPEAK with Your Heart by Tabitha Panariso

SPEAK with Your Heart by Tabitha Panariso

  By Tabitha Panariso, Guest Blogger Remember that old game of ‘telephone’? The point was to see how accurate a sentence could remain as it passed from person to person. Sitting around in a circle with your friends, you watched as one whispered a short sentence into another’s ear. No matter how hard the group
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Parent-Teacher Communication by Lorraine Vasquez

Parent-Teacher Communication by Lorraine Vasquez

  by Lorraine Vasquez, Guest Blogger To be successful teachers must have good communication skills, not only with their co-workers, administration, and students but with parents as well. One of the first things I learned when I became a teacher is the importance of Parent – Teacher Communication. I have found that when parents and
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Parent Packet for Back to School Open House Night

Parent Packet for Back to School Open House Night

Create a packet for parents to take home with them after Back-to-School or Open House Night.  It is an easy way to make sure everyone has the same information and can ask any questions before the year progresses.  What should you include in your Open House Parent Packet?  Print out the checklist below to help
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#TeachChat Archive: Connecting with Teachers, Parents and Administration – May 9, 2012

#TeachChat Archive: Connecting with Teachers, Parents and Administration – May 9, 2012

Need ideas for connecting with other teachers, parents, and administration?  Check out the ideas from other teachers during our #TeachChat on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.  Remember, to read the transcript you must scroll to the bottom and read up!


Holding Effective Conferences with Parents of ELLs by Judie Haynes

Holding Effective Conferences with Parents of ELLs by Judie Haynes

Conference time is coming up and that gnawing worry about how you can effectively communicate with parents of your English Language Learner (ELL) students may be taking hold.  Don’t panic.  We’ve asked ELL specialist and author, Judie Haynes, to share with you some easy and effective tips for holding conferences with parents who may or
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