The Phone—That Simplest Of Technologies—Can Be The Most Powerful

Educational Leadership, October 1998, p. 31

Trying to find the best way to keep the link open between school and home, grades 5-6 teacher Chris Gustafson turned to a tried and true technology: the telephone. Simple phone calls every month to the homes of her students yielded invaluable insight into situations and factors affecting a student’s performance, as well as a much needed increase in parents’ involvement and interest in their children’s schoolwork.

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