Consider your own experiences with communicating with parents about your reading program. What are the key barriers to parent involvement in your teaching situation?
Personally, I’m big on integrating technology into my classroom practice.
- Over the summer, I started a list of 101 ways to bring technology into the classroom (in meaningful ways). Not upto 101 ways, yet, but getting there…
- I teach with a data projector.
- I blog with students (authentic reading, writing and media literacy tasks)
- I’ve even created an ebook to help teachers set up their school and class websites: http://blog.classroomteacher.ca/wp-content/uploads/ClassroomWebsitesv1-0.pdf
However, I think the greatest barrier to parent involvement is the language barrier. Continue reading “Use Google Translate to Help Parents Understand What is Going On”