Benefits of Parent-Teacher Partnerships
The collective partnership of parents and educators inspires a well-rounded learning environment that benefits students, teachers, and parents.
Mulberry teachers, faculty, board members, and caregivers experience firsthand the powerful impact of parental engagement.
According to research from the Southwest Educational Developmental Laboratory (SEDL), “the synergy of schools, families, and community groups collaborating to support children’s learning leads to enhances educational performance.”
Students benefit by:
- Increasing the likelihood that students will graduate, improve their grades, have higher test scores and attendance, and continue their advanced education
- Having better social-emotional skills and improved behavior
- Achieving more regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnic/racial background, or level of parent’s education
- Exhibiting more positive behavior and attitudes
- Higher self-esteem
Schools benefits include:
- Having heightened teacher morale and higher ratings of teachers by parents
- Heightened respect for teachers and the teaching profession
- Improved communication among educators, administrators, and parents
- Having higher quality and better-performing school programs enriched by parent’s expertise and enthusiasm
- Improved academic climate
The benefits for parents include the following:
- Enhanced awareness of their child’s intellectual and emotional needs
- Increased confidence in their ability to effectively parent
- Employ more positive reinforcement
- More likely to respond to teacher’s requests for help at home when involved with their child’s curriculum
- Have higher opinions of and are more committed to their children’s schools
- Increased involvement in policy-making in school and within the community
Parents introduce distinct expertise and enthusiasm only in schools with meaningful parental participation.
Parent participation isn’t a luxury – it is an integral component of student achievement and school reform. When families are engaged in their children’s school lives, students have the home support necessary to develop a lifelong love of learning.
At Mulberry, we meet the needs of families by breaking down barriers to engagement, creating collaborative opportunities for parents and caregivers to bring their unique expertise and enthusiasm onto our campus, into our classrooms, and into the lives of our Mulberry community.
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“Parent Participation has been an integral part of Mulberry for over 55 years. Our parents and families bring such gifts to our community.”
– Jane Murphy, Former Assistant Head of School –