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Updated Edition of Bestseller

201 Ways to Involve Parents

Practical Strategies for Partnering With Families
Third Edition
By: Betty Boult
Make positive connections with families and impact student achievement. Learn how to engage parents as educational partners using these 201 well-researched, realistic, and ready-to-use ideas.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781483369464
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2016
  • Page Count: 160
  • Publication date: April 06, 2016

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Proactively Develop Parental Involvement for Students’ Growth and Achievement

Years of research and practice show that connecting with families positively impacts student achievement. 201 Ways to Involve Parents is packed with realistic and ready-to-use ideas to help teachers and administrators actively engage parents as educational partners. This new edition includes current research on the impact of parent involvement in the school community, offers numerous new strategies, and provides expanded coverage of ways to build bridges between schools and diverse families, including:

  • Innovative ways to sustain ongoing communication with families
  • Ideas for welcoming parents as vital members of the school community
  • Strategies for including parents in school governance
  • Techniques for developing parent volunteer programs, and more

Start today to strengthen your classroom and school by working collaboratively with caregivers!



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Betty Boult

Betty Boult, EdD, is currently an educational consultant. She retired from the position of assistant superintendent of School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) in British Columbia in June 2000. She has served as director of instruction (curriculum), supervisor of staff development, principal, assistant principal, teacher-librarian, and classroom teacher. Her back ground experience ranges from primary to adult education in both Canada and the United States. In addition to these full-time positions, she has served as a provincial community education consultant, a guest lecturer for the University of Lethbridge, a sectional instructor for the University of Alberta, and instructor for Nova Southeastern University. She has done part-time consulting with an international consulting company. During the past fifteen years, she has been contracted to do workshops and seminars at the district, provincial, and international levels. In addition, she has appeared on educational television and published numerous articles.

Currently Betty is in her eighth year as Superintendent/ Program Consultant of a British Columbia Offshore School just outside Shanghai. The student population is 1200 students (900 of the students are in Grades ten to twelve). She also is a lead auditor for the Ministry of Education in British Columbia and continues to consult for various jurisdictions throughout the province.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Publisher’s Acknowledgments

About the Author


Part 1 – Making It Happen

Starting the School Year

Supporting the Whole Family

Creating Safe Havens for Students

Recruiting Volunteers

Meeting the Needs of Volunteers

Training Volunteers

Developing Staff

Placing and Supporting Volunteers

Acknowledging Volunteers

Part 2 – Creating the Climate

Projecting a Positive Image

Marketing the Message

Using Technology to Communicate

Communicating Effectively

Creating the Context for Change

Part 3 – Sustaining the Involvement

Celebrating Diversity

Using Community Resources

Developing Community Relationships

Promoting Learning Across the Curriculum

Building Character

Talking Person to Person


Part 4 – Venturing Beyond the Bake Sale

Establishing Connections

Cross-Fertilizing Ideas

Fostering Effective Advisory Councils

Developing Parent Capacity

District Initiatives: Setting the Example






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