Parent involvement

Here is a link to an article in today’s NY Times regarding one New Jersey high school teacher’s bold and interesting approach to keeping parents involved in their teenagers’ educations.

He asks parents to read their children’s assignments and post their own comments to a blog maintained for the class.

Whether or not you agree with the mandatory level of involvement, it makes sense that generating meaningful dialog between parent and child can begin with the simplest daily activities, like, “What did you do at school today?”

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