Teaching Attendance: Everyday Strategies to Help Teachers Improve Attendance and Raise Achievement

Build a culture of attendance with the help of this 7-page toolkit loaded with suggestions for specific things you and parents can do to improve attendance, and in turn, raise the achievement of learners. Included are suggestions for what to say to parents at Back-to-School Night, tips for conferences, and ideas about how to get in touch with hard-to-reach parents. A must-have resource.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Begin using the strategies the first day of school


Classroom Considerations
  • Designed for elementary school teachers, the strategies in the toolkit would work for students of all ages 
  • Loaded with suggestions for specific things teachers can do to improve attendance and raise achievement
  • Provides strategies, handouts and interactive exercises for engaging parents in improving their children’s attendance
  • Links are provided to additional materials for teachers and parents that promote attendance (some are in Spanish)
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