Improving Home/School Communication
Ongoing, collaborative communication between home and school is an important component of a child’s academic and social progress. To help a student reach their full potential, parents and teachers should work closely together to overcome any obstacles that infringe on open, direct communication. This workshop will offer practical tips and advice to encourage constructive home/school communication.
The presentation will cover:
- Research that explores the approaches that a parent looks for in an effective teacher
- Strategies to foster positive communication between home and school
- Techniques designed to aid in carrying out effective parent/teacher conferences
Richard D. Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.
Rick Lavoie served as an administrator of residential programs for children with special needs for 30 years. He holds three degrees in Special Education and two Honorary Doctorates in Education. He has served as a visiting lecturer at numerous universities including Harvard and Georgetown. His frequent national television appearances include The TODAY show, CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, Walt Disney Presents and the ABC Evening News.
Rick is the author of the book, It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success (2005), which addresses the direct link between learning disabilities and social skills issues. Rick’s video, How Difficult Can This Be? The F.A.T. City Workshop, is one of the most widely distributed films in the educational media. His newest book and DVD on student motivation, The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child, were featured in USA Today.
Audience: Parents of students in grades 5th – 12th.
Rick Lavoie’s books will be available for purchase at this event.
Friday, February 8, 2013, 9 am – 11 am
Location: Fort Mason Center, Golden Gate Room, Landmark Building A, Entrance at Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco 94123.
Cost: $20 with PEN membership.