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Parentships in a PLC at Work

Forming and Sustaining School-Home Relationships With Families

Kyle Palmer draws from his experience as both a principal of a Model PLC at Work® school and a parent to offer practical strategies for including parents or guardians as part of your collaborative culture focused on student learning.

Benefits

  • Understand the basics of PLCs and parentships
  • Learn how parentships can integrate into and enhance the PLC process
  • Create mission and vision statements for parentships in a PLC
  • Discover best practices for improving instruction and student learning.
  • Use specific strategies to enhance your parentship and engage effectively with parents
  • Maintain an effective parentship into the future

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part 1: Foundations of Parentships in a PLC
Chapter 1: Understanding Parentships in a PLC
Chapter 2: Creating Parentships in a PLC
Chapter 3: Creating Shared Mission and Vision Statements for Your Parentships
Chapter 4: Creating Values and Goals for Your Parentships
Part 2: Strategies for Parentships in a PLC
Chapter 5: Strategies Related to Curriculum
Chapter 6: Strategies Related to Individual Student Progress
Chapter 7: Strategies Related to Parental Engagement
Chapter 8: Strategies for Building Stronger Parent Relationships
Chapter 9: Strategies for Monitoring and Sustaining Your Parentships
Epilogue: Now What?

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Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

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