Resources for Communicating with Parents

Based on Joyce Epstein’s Six Types of Parental Involvement, what activities or resources do you use to communicate with parents effectively?  How do you encourage 2-way communication?

**TYPE 2–COMMUNICATING: Communicate with families about school programs and student progress through effective school-to-home and home-to-school communications.

– allow parents to come into the classroom to drop off and pick up so you can speak with parents

– daily take-home folder (with a place for parents to reply)

-weekly notes/calendars

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