Interactively Involve Parents and Community Members

Na wai ho ‘o ka ‘ole o ke akamai, he alanui I ma‘a I ka hele ‘ia e o ‘u mau mākua?1
—Why shouldn’t I know, when it is a road often traveled by my parents? (Reply of Liholiho when someone praised his wisdom)

How might strong connections with parents improve student engagement and performance? Teachers reinforce meaningful interconnections throughout the learning process by encouraging involvement from parents and community members. When teachers maintain clear communication with parents the student’s education becomes a collaborative endeavor between home, community, and school.

  1. Interest and Talent Catcher
  2. Classroom Newsletter
  3. Teacher Postcard
  4. Community Living Lessons

1 Mary Kawena Pukui, 1983: ‘Olelo No‘eau, Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings