This is the program I am most dedicated to right now. Below is a brief overview of HOME WORKS!, but you can learn all about it at www.teacherhomevisit.org.
What: A Program that Facilitates Teacher Home Visits
HOME WORKS! The Teacher Home Visit Program is designed to foster parent engagement in their child’s education to improve the academic and social lives of our students. The program trains, supports, and pays teachers to visit the homes of their students to build trust and forge relationships with their students’ families at all stages of the child’s academic career. Participating districts have posted improvements in academic achievement, daily attendance, discipline and classroom behavior, and parental/guardian and teacher engagement.
Why: Engaged Parents and Families Drive Academic Achievement
Students do better academically and socially when their parents and teachers work together, and when parents read, talk, and listen to their children from birth, according to educational studies. Many teachers and administrators consider parent engagement to be of vital importance and are often unsure how to facilitate these important connections. Since 2008, HOME WORKS! has helped forge these valuable relationships to create a foundation that helps improve student performance, as well as enjoy a more meaningful and productive educational experience.
How: Continuously Adapting to Needs and Incorporating Research
HOME WORKS! is a comprehensive program that provides the training and structure teachers need to initiate and promote productive, long-term relationships with the parents and families of their students. The program continues to innovate, so the specific model is regularly adapted to meet the current needs of students and families. See the HOME WORKS! website to see what they are doing now.