Parent Teacher Home Visits
Parent Teacher Home Visits build transformative, authentic relationships by bringing together families, educators, and students to engage as a team working towards the student's academic and career success.
A "home visit" is an appointment set between a teacher and the student's parent/guardian(s) in a setting outside of the school. A family's home typically provides the optimal environment for learning and sharing, but teachers may also meet families at another location if desired, including a library, a park or a coffee shop. During the visit educators and the family members share their experiences, their hopes for the child, and their expectations of each other, and begin to identify how they will help the student achieve their goals.
PTHV is a nationally-recognized model developed by parents and teachers based on community organizing principles of empowerment. Once a teacher and the family of the student have done the home visit, they are mutually supportive and accountable to each other. The family is better able to support their child's academics and the teacher brings what she/he learns about the child to the classroom. The PTHV model is recognized by the US Dept. of Education as a high-impact strategy for family engagement.
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