The trick to getting more parents involved in what's going on in the classroom: stick to video, social media, and other familiar tech


Teachers have become pretty adept at doing more with less, but in our efforts to offset funding cuts, we often overlook a very important, and inexpensive, resource: parents. In fact, parents can make such a big impact that researchers have found that schools would need to increase per-pupil spending by more than $1,000 in order to achieve the same results gained by parental involvement.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s research on Family Engagement...

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  • About the Author:

    Kelly Wade is a kindergarten teacher at Collins Elementary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is actively pursuing meaningful and effective ways to use technology in a kindergarten classroom.