The School-Home Connection

Forging Positive Relationships with Parents

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Research has consistently shown that student success is directly related to the strength of the relationships between parents and schools. In The School-Home Connection, the authors draw on original research and their professional experiences to identify the common sources of both negative and positive school-home relationships. The book presents a comprehensive approach to building closer connections and includes:

Tools to help educators develop a deeper understanding of the communities they serve
Strategies for improving interpersonal skills and communication skills
A chapter on the importance of documenting and celebrating school events
Guidelines for creating three distinct levels of parental participation in schools

With suggestions for cultivating a community network of support services and a summary of lessons for forging constructive relationships, The School-Home Connection is an essential tool for educators looking to strengthen the learning community and increase student achievement.