Engaging Parents in the Learning Experience

A colleague forwarded this article to me and I was really intrigued. This high school English teacher in New Jersey is assigning the parents of his students real homework – to comment on their child’s blog posts.

Spreading Homework Out So Even Parents Have Some – NY Times, Oct. 4, 2007

Fascinating . . . While I have always encouraged the parents of my students to join in the online conversation, I have never required it.

What do you think about engaging parents this way?

[Cross posted on Cliotech]

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  1. Ben Fulton

    Awesome! The more teachers reach out, the better.

  2. Joe Konecki

    What an incredible idea! Not only is it bringing the educational experience home, but I think that the students are getting very valuable feedback from other adults who obviously will react very differently than a student.

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