Resources for Schools
Teachers, school administrators, and other school staff play a big role in determining children's school success. The following resources help summarize key factors for school success, how to strengthen parent school relationships, and more.
Provides busy parents with practical ideas that support school success, parent involvement, and more effective parenting.
These nine lessons help volunteers or professional educators facilitate discussions and activities with parents on how to better support their children's education.
A summary of the empirical support for the six factors that emerged from a comprehensive literature review of the effect of family, school, and community influences on children's learning.
Inventory for Creating School-Family Connections — Inventory to look at the conditions that enhance productive school-family relationships: approach, attitude, atmosphere, and actions.
Nuts and Bolts of Communication with Parents and Families — Communication tips relating to attitudes, behaviors, and more.
Effective Communication — Lists guidelines and possible practices for school staff in effective communication.
Building Shared Responsibility for Educational Outcomes — Hints for how to turn common school events and activities, like back to school night, into a partnership building opportunity.
Practices that Promote Schools as Welcoming Activities — Summarizes at school efforts and family outreach efforts that can help create a welcoming environment for parents.
Four Models of Parent Involvement: Which One Represents Your School? — Reviews four models of parent involvement.
The “Eight P” Philosophy for Effective School-Parent Partnerships — These eight “P”s help build effective school-parent partnerships.
Ways to Engage the Uninvolved Parent — Suggestions for engaging parents from removing barriers, improving communication, and more.
Other Recommended Resources
Family Development Research — See more of our applied research and program evaluation projects.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Learners — The Children, Youth, and Family Consortium is engaging in a partnership with Bruce Vento Elementary School to develop engaging learning environments that enhance student academic success.