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Getting Dads on Board

  • Title:Getting Dads on Board: Fostering Literacy Partnerships for Successful Student Learning
  • Author:Jane Baskwill
  • Publication Date:January 2009
  • Grade Level:K-6
  • ISBN:9781551382340
  • Publisher:Pembroke

Getting Dads On Board offers teachers effective techniques for attracting, recruiting, and keeping fathers involved in their children's literacy learning. Real-life experiences illustrate how a father's individual interests, strengths, and identity can complement and enrich his child's learning. Filled with sample letters to send home (with suggested games and activities), as well as ideas for workshops and other literacy events, this book provides teachers with a range of tools they can use to get and keep dads on board.

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Author Bio

Jane Baskwill is an associate professor at Mount Saint Vincent University in Nova Scotia. A former classroom teacher and school principal, Jane is the author of many professional books and articles for teachers, as well as several children's picture books. A six-time recipient of the Education Quality Award from the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, she received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Educational Press Association of America for her series of articles in Teaching K-8 magazine.

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