Engaging Parents in the Pathway to Achievement

A quality teacher in every classroom is certainly a critical part of the pathway to achievement, but equally important is engaging parents in their children’s education. Justin Darnell, Colorado’s 2010 Teacher of the Year and a teacher at Bryant-Webster K-8 School in northwest Denver, shares some observations about how schools can help get parents involved, particularly parents who have time challenges or are nervous about working with teachers. Justin also discusses how parents and businesses can work together to further engage students. Listen to what Justin suggests and then share some of your own thoughts on how to get more parents involved in their children’s education.

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