Overview of Approaches
My process for deciding which approaches to implement this year was a challenging one. I thought about previous strategies that I had used and how well they worked out for both me and my students’ families. I also thought about my time limit and what would be feasible for me to complete with the time allotted. First, I revisited my previous efforts to interview parents and visit families at home, both of which provided a great deal of information. The interview with parent(s) was designed to be implemented during the first two weeks of school and is a brief and informal conversation between teacher and parent, while the home visit was done as a last resort in trying to establish some communication with the “uninvolved” parent.