October 21, 2016
This week I have been able to collaborate with my ESL teacher to select students who would be possible students to ask to have a home visit with. She suggested students whom I already have a relationship with and whom I have already met from soccer games.
I have I sent a form home and got a verbal confirmation which I will now go to and ask for their signature on paper in addition the parent consent form and the student consent form. Tonight’s interview I will ask questions about their background family life, the parents views on schooling, and how they so far have been able to receive communication from the school. In addition I will ask what the student’s nightly routines are at home and where he does his homework, what are the family dynamics etc. Lastly I will ask if they have ever been able to have parental involvement in the school and challenges.
I have been able to ask two teachers about home visits. One which I coded for last week’s assignment and one I will code this weekend. I also now am able to modify some of my questions to get more specific ways of beneficial forms of communication for those teachers who have previously participated in home visits.
In addition I will attend a soccer match where I will make many parent contacts. This has been my greatest success to meet many parents at once where I will ask my second students parents what date will work for them.