Date
20 February 2019

Support families to help their children learn at home

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Establishing reciprocal relationships with parents and families to support learning’

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Support learning at home

Support learning at home

Strategies for helping families support their children’s learning at home.

  • Meet face-to-face to model particular strategies or make a video to model a particular strategy or approach.
  • Create opportunities where students can draw on the expertise and experience of their family and work together on a project.
  • Maintain a class blog or a weekly email to families, where you share the class focus and encourage them to share resources and ideas.
  • Avoid setting up situations where you are encouraging families to supervise homework. Parents are not always comfortable helping their child with academic studies.

Explain ways to help

Explain ways to help

Mutukaroa project coordinators meet with parents at home, at their work, or at school to explain assessments, provide resources, and discuss how they can support their child’s learning.

Support bilingual learning

Support bilingual learning

Mele, a Tongan teacher aide, shares her experience of attitudes and beliefs around the value of using and learning first languages at home.

Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Establish reciprocal relationships”:

Return to the guide “Supporting Pasifika students”

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