I would love the article if you remember :) Thanks.
On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 9:41 AM, mcautobiography <mcammer@...>
The issue of poor parent turnout at school functions is not just one
for the art class, but one for the entire school.
My principal passed around an article (sorry I don't remember the
cite) about schools that had changed the structure of parent-teacher
conferences to be parent-student-teacher conferences. This, along
with other cultural changes at the schools, increased family
involvement in all activities.
Of course, this is a big change that the entire school has to invest
in, not just the art teachers.
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, "Sheba" <shebaduhkitty@...> wrote:
> We actually scheduled a bus to pick up our parents for a function one
> year. The DSHS house where most of them live far away. and some lack
> transportation. But we are a middle school so parent involovment is
> REALLY low, usually by the kids choice. So adding the economic stuff on
> top of the age makes it hard. We have a very successful math night and
> literacy night, both have games, food and prizes. They are like