In my mailbox every Friday, I get the email you see below. The emails come from the University of Oregon, at its Obaverse site: https://www.obaverse.net/
There are such amazingly timely tips that come out weekly. And you can sign up for teaching tips on Tuesday as well!
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Fun Fact Friday: Summer communication with parents
Forum: Fun Fact Friday (Education Connections)
Erik Halvorson wrote:
Effective communication between home and school is extremely important. Not only can it help keep parents informed about upcoming events and activities, but it can also increase parental involvement in the school, deconstruct barriers between schools and the community, and assist families in supporting their students.
Furthermore, a recent study has shown that communication with parents can powerfully affect students during summer school. By sending text messages to families with one-sentence updates about student progress, one school reduced the number of students failing to earn summer credits by 41 percent.
How do you communicate with parents over the summer? Are there similar interventions you could implement during the school year?
To learn more about this summer intervention and how you might apply it during the school year, check out this article from Education Week.
What does this fun fact mean for you, your classroom or your school? Post your responses!