High-tech, low-tech strategies for connecting with parents

07/18/2013 | Edutopia.org

It is difficult to engage parents in education despite evidence that students benefit when their parents are actively involved in their education, asserts Lisa Mims, a fourth-grade teacher in Delaware. In this blog post, Mims writes that her old-school approaches include agenda books, test folders and phone calls, while her new-school approaches include a class website, ClassDojo to keep parents informed and Reminder101 to connect via texting with parents.

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