The purpose of this site is to provide resources
and tools for teachers and parents to become more involved with
their student's academic life. Some tools serve special
populations and provide insight in how to incorporate family and
community involvement for these students. Other tools provide
general tools all parents can use throughout their student's
Teachers can also benefit from the information throughout this website to provide suggestions to families to support their student. In special cases where students don't have significant family support, this website provides some insight through several case studies which have proven successful (Mixon & Harris, 2014).
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Here are some ways for your student to get extra
help and how you can help.
1) Provide a quiet work space with computer internet access if at all possible.
There is homework most school nights and the homework for each class can be found on this website.
2) Call the homework helpline 253-242-3550 to speak with me after hours for homework help.
3) Tuesday and Thursday after school tutoring in the Career Center.
4) Visit me in my classroom after school almost every school day.
5) Make sure your student is signed up for Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org) and is completing needed assignments.
6) Have your student STUDY before the tests by reviewing the study guide / practice test before each test.
7) Email me at email@example.com with any questions.
8) Call me at 253-571-???? with any questions.
9) Please provide refills or replacements of supplies for your students such as highlighters, calculators, pencil lead, new notebook at the start of each semester.
Here are some suggestions that make studying more meaningful:
1) re-read meaningful materials
2) review, complete, and rewrite notes
3) look for errors on assignments and rework problems
4) learn the related vocabulary
5) PRACTICE by doing additional exercises and self tests6) Check my Website (mrgermanis.com/mths) for class links, information, etc.
Bicknell, B. (2014). Parental Roles in the
Education of Mathematically Gifted and Talented Children. Gifted
Child Today, 37(2), 83-93. DOI: 10.1177/1076217513497576
Degner, K. M. (2013). Demography as Destiny: The Role of Parental Involvement and Mathematics Course Taking Patterns among 9th Grade Students. Current Issues in Education, 16(3).
Griffin, M. M., Taylor, J. L., Urbano, R. C.,
& Hodapp, R. M. (2014). Involvement in transition planning
meetings among high school students with autism spectrum
disorders. The Journal of Special Education, 47(4), 256-264.
Henderson, A., & Mapp, K. (2002). A New Wave
of Evidence The Impact of School, Family, and Community
Connections on Student Achievement Annual Synthesis 2002.
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 2002.
Ing, M. (2014). Can Parents Influence Children’s Mathematics Achievement and Persistence in STEM Careers?. Journal of Career Development, 41(2), 87-103. DOI: 10.1177/0894845313481672
Strom, P. S., Strom, R. D., Whitten, L. S., &
Kraska, M. F. (2014). Adolescent Identity and Career
Exploration. NASSP Bulletin, 98(2), 163-179. DOI:
Mixon, J. R., Butcher, J., & Harris, S. (2014). Stories of Six Successful African American Males High School Students A Qualitative Study. NASSP Bulletin, 98(2), 142-162. DOI: 10.1177/0192636514528750
Rogers, M., Markel, C., Midgett, J. D., Ryan, B.
A., & Tannock, R. (2014). Measuring Children’s Perceptions
of Parental Involvement in Conjoint Behavioral Consultation
Factor Structure and Reliability of the Parental Support for
Learning Scale. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 39(3),
170-181. DOI: 10.1177/1534508413493110