The Importance Of School-Home Connections

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The common theme throughout chapter fourteen is to make sure that parents are involved in the classroom environment and the literary development of their children. Learning starts at home, and it is essential for a child to have some type of home environment that fosters language development. The lack of a school-home connection creates a learning barrier for the student. It is important for parents to be involved in the classroom environment and involved in their child’s learning. School-home connections are not built overnight, it takes time and effort. Some parents may work multiple jobs, some parents are stay at home parents, and some students may be in the care of other family members. No matter the situation, chapter fourteen reiterates the importance of focusing on the child’s needs, and the importance of literary development. The importance of school-home connections is to accommodate the parent’s needs and schedule, with the…show more content…
Teachers must be flexible and wiling to accommodate a parent or guardian’s work schedule. Teachers must also take into consideration a parent’s personal background or culture. In-person communication is the most viable and sincerest way to communicate with parents. Although aesthetically pleasing newsletters, telephone calls, and emails are all good forums of communication, physical encounters spark thoughtful conversations and interactions. Parents and teachers get to know each other better in-person and school-home connections can began to blossom. School-home connections are essential for a child’s success. It is important for teachers to educate parents on the importance of being involved in their child’s school environment and it is essential for parents to be involved in their child’s learning and literacy development. Fostering school-home connections leads to a better school environment for the student and leads to enhanced literacy
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