Parent Information & Resources

Hello, it's a pleasure to offer this portion of my website to help you and your family investigate those classes I teach.  Each link will break down the rationales, research, and practices that underpin what is done in class and how learning is measures and gauges against achievement and historical understanding,

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A clear articulation of the what's, why's, how's and when's of my classroom practices is important to me. Open and honest dialogue with all stakeholders helps serve the interests of each student.  The old cliche stands true, "There is no such thing as a bad question or an awkward conversation" when it comes to your child or your concerns.  I look forward to the year ahead and always love talking about approaches to learning and achievement in the classroom. 

The following was taken directly from and speaks to relevant research regarding the power and importance of the teacher/parent relationship.  My best to you and your family.  


Chris Bond

"Researchers have evidence for the positive effects of parent involvement on children, families, and school when schools and parents continuously support and encourage the children's learning and development (Eccles & Harold, 1993; Illinois State Board of Education, 1993). According to Henderson and Berla (1994), "the most accurate predictor of a student's achievement in school is not income or social status but the extent to which that student's family can:

  1. Create a home environment that encourages learning
  2. Express high (but not unrealistic) expectations for their children's achievement and future careers
  3. Become involved in their children's education at school and in the community (p. 160)

Henderson and Berla (1994) reviewed and analyzed eighty-five studies that documented the comprehensive benefits of parent involvement in children's education. This and other studies show that parent involvement activities that are effectively planned and well-implemented result in substantial benefits to children, parents, educators, and the school.

By G. Olsen|M.L. Fuller — Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall