It’s so different now than when I was a child. Today, there are online parent portals, email updates and automatic text notifications from the school. These give teachers the ability to keep parents in the loop about weekly assignments and offer them a window into the daily happenings in their children’s classes. But I was curious, “What do teachers actually want the average parent to do with this information?”
Selina agreed that technology has changed the way teachers and parents communicate and although not all parents have time to play a significant role in their children’s education, teachers appreciate it when they do. She went on to say that it really benefits kids to connect school and home in order to solidify learning. In fact, to learn well she said that information on any subject should come from 7 different ‘touchpoints’ (ie: school, home, group work, field trips etc…), and the more times you can bring learning concepts into the real world the better.