Why home and school relationships are important. Provide a rationale citing specific references to the Learning Resources and outside resources you researched.

Assignment 1:

Create Article -Toolkit Parent Education: Home to School Connections Grade K-3

For this Assignment, you will create (2) newsletter articles to educate others on creating positive relationships.

Article 1: Parents Newsletter (1 page)

Scenario 1: The first article is for the parent newsletter that is, sent to all families.

Write a 1- Page article on creating positive relationships between school staff and families. In your article, include the following:

  1. Why home and school relationships are important. Provide a rationale citing specific references to the Learning Resources and outside resources you researched.

  2. Strategies for creating positive relationships between home and school. Ideas for using technology to increase interactions between home and school.

Article 2: Staff only Newsletter (1 page)

The second article is for the staff-only newsletter that is, sent to all staff at the school. Write a 1-page article on creating positive school professional to student relationships. Keep in mind that all school professional to student relationships are important, including the secretary, the lunchroom aide, the custodian, etc. In your article, include the following:

  1. Why school staff and student relationships are important. Provide a rationale citing specific references to the Learning Resources and outside resources you researched.

  2. Strategies for creating positive relationships between school staff and students. Provide ideas for building relationships with students from diverse backgrounds.

Include a reference page of at least 2 outside resources per article (minimum of 4 resources) you used to support your articles.

Helpful Reference

Gurland, S. T., & Evangelista, J. E. (2015). Teacher-student relationship quality as a function of children’s expectancies. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 32(7), 879–904.

Wilkins, J. (2014). Good teacher-student relationships: Perspectives of teachers in urban high schools. American Secondary Education, 43(1), 52–68.

Waddell, J. H. (2013). Working with families in urban teacher education: A critical need for all students. Teacher Educator, 48(4), 276–295.