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Key Family System Processes

Four aspects of family life are described that have been strongly tied to student academic achievement, and they are (a) family beliefs and expectations, (b) family patterns of emotional connectedness, (c) family organizational patterns, and (d) family patterns around learning. Choose one of the key components and add at least three additional points/suggestions to contribute to a students' success. Use these new points in addition to those listed to create a plan to be implemented by either the family or the teacher to enhance the chosen component. Support your new points with at least one reference.

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Family patterns of emotional connectedness

1. Share range of feelings
2. Mutual empathy:
3. Pleasurable interactions

The plan for the teacher:

Provide the child's name; include a statement plan, and the goal.

1) COMMUNICATION - Communication tools may include newsletters, report cards and other progress reports, parent/teacher conferences, course/scheduling information, student handbooks, email, websites, phone calls, postcards, etc.

2) PARENTING - ...

Solution Summary

Four aspects of family life are described here that have been strongly tied to student academic achievement, and they are (a) family beliefs and expectations, (b) family patterns of emotional connectedness, (c) family organizational patterns, and (d) family patterns around learning. The expert enhances and elaborates on (b) family patterns of emotional connectedness!

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