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Posted on October 18, 2015 4:20 pm
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HesuHy
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Foster children
How involved are the parents of foster children? In my experience the involvement has been minimal within the classroom. What are some ways to make them feel included within the classroom and during family activities?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 18, 2015 4:39 pm

yQuQaH
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To help foster parents feel included in classroom activities I would present invitations and information regarding class activities to them in the same manner I present it to other families. It might be a foster situation, but the foster family is the only family the student has at this point.
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Posted March 1, 2016 1:36 pm

Beqena
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I would treat them just as I would any parent or guardian. They are equally important. Something I would also do is meet with them and see if there are ideas that they had in mind that would allow them to feel more involved.
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Solution 3
Posted March 9, 2016 11:25 pm

aZyLeq
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As a foster parent I would hope the teacher would always include me in the child's school concerns as they live with me. I take education serious and would want to know what is going on.
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Posted March 7, 2016 12:40 am

Hunabu
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I would make sure that the parents knew of each school function/ event and let them know they are welcome to come and participate.
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Solution 5
Posted October 9, 2017 8:52 pm

vugage
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I would be sure to ask the parents to attend school functions as well and invite them in for parent teacher conferences.
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Solution 6
Posted February 22, 2018 1:20 am

Hannah Poore
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I would definitely try to involve the foster parents as much as possible! It could even be a good bonding activity for the foster parents and student to try and have the foster parents volunteer in the classroom. I'm sure it would be beneficial for the student to see their new family taking a role in their education, and it would allow the foster parents to become more familiar with you and your class!
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Solution 7
Posted October 17, 2016 2:47 am

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I would invite the foster parents to volunteer in the classroom or school events. Sometimes the parents feel like they are invading on teachers. It always helps to offer the opportunity.
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