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Posted on March 14, 2015 12:39 pm
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Home Visits
Our school wants us to do home visits for every child in our classroom but we have such a high Hispanic population and not enough translators. How can we make these home visits worthwhile?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 14, 2015 6:30 pm

Kayla Conoly
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Translate any documents that the teacher needs to go over. Brush up on some commonly used phrases. Tell the parents that you cannot speak Spanish, but wanted to introduce yourself. Also if the child can speak English and Spanish, let them be the translator. Just by showing some effort the parents will appreciate it.
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Solution 2
Posted October 6, 2016 4:59 pm

PuWupe
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I will suggest to translate any document, or the translation of the reason why the teacher is doing the home visit. That way, the teacher will be able to address everything with parents. Another option is to send home the announcement about the teacher doing a home visit, and asking parents if they have any relative hat is bilingual, so she/he could be there the day of the visit.
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Solution 3
Posted October 16, 2016 6:36 pm

gyVyPe
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Try and find a translator to help you or even have the child try to translate for you. I think it would be important to go even with the language barrier. You could bring documents that are translated to the parents native language to look over. Even learning how to say a few things in their first language could make a difference.
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Solution 4
Posted October 19, 2015 2:53 am

uNeNuD
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Don't forget about incorporating technology in your home visit. Google translate can be used to translate (or Spanish-English dictionary) simple phrases to let the parents know you care.
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Dan G
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Good idea there is alot of translating software available even through our cell phones.
  Posted on: October 19, 2015 3:17 am

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Solution 5
Posted October 9, 2017 2:38 am

useZyt
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I think you will just have to space them out enough to have the translator there.
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Solution 6
Posted February 26, 2017 8:34 pm

eHebah
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Smart devices such as phone's, tablets, and computers have app that translate languages.
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