The McClurg Monthly Magazine and 14 More Practical Ways to Involve Parents

November 2005
Teaching Exceptional Children;Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p46
Academic Journal
The article presents information on parent involvement in determining student success. The Council for Exceptional Children reports that parent involvement is one of the essential keys to a child's success in school. It states that a special education teacher's important responsibility is to maintain a strong and productive relationship with each student's parents. Teachers are provided with some strategies that will help them put the worthy ideals of parent involvement into actual practice. They can develop their own personal parent involvement portfolios, which will provide templates for teachers which go beyond the minimal commands to get and keep parents committed in their child's education. This parent involvement portfolio must begin with an explanation of its aim and goals. It should be designed creatively with a simple but distinctive graphic on an attractive letterhead that includes school names, teacher's name and phone number. Including a parent contact log allows them to make a permanent record of their written contact with the parents.


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