Entries related to: teacher-family-engagement

Teaching Channel Talks 43: How New Teachers Can Find Great Mentors

You don't have to spend your first year of teaching alone. Learn from Keely Keller and Amy...

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How Teachers Can Respond to Tough Emails from Families (with Examples!)

We love it and we hate it. Email. With the appearance of a red flag or the sound of a friendly...

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Teaching Channel Talks 35: Why Goal Setting is the Most Important Skill to Teach

"We're not preparing students to take a test or to earn a diploma. We're preparing them to be...

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Equity-Based Family Engagement

As we start 2021, I’d like to share some tips for working with families through a resource round...

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Remote Teaching Tips for Students With Disabilities

Unfortunately, the sudden nationwide transition to online learning last spring yielded less than...

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Become an Exhibitionist of Student Learning!

“I’m an exhibitionist of student learning”

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How Will You Celebrate American Education Week?

American Education Week (November 13-17), first celebrated in 1921, is an opportunity to...

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Four Ways to Communicate with Families

Depending on when your school year started, you’ve probably made it through the initial sprint...

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Engaging the Community with Family Engineering Nights

“Now I understand what engineering in elementary school looks like!”

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Tips to Enrich School-Family Partnerships

 Super reader teaches her mom how she uses pointer power when she reads

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Four Tools to Improve Communication Between Home and School

How do we improve? We ask questions. We read. We do what we can to learn more, and make changes...

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9 Reminders and Tips for Back-to-School Night

Many of you will be hosting Back-to-School Night over the next few weeks. This is a great...

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Families Matter: Engaging Families to Strengthen Community

We all know the old saying, "An apple doesn't fall far from the tree." We use it to reference...

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Reflections: Engaging Fathers in Education

As a principal and a teacher, I have encountered many youth that share my same childhood...

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Beyond Parent-Teacher Conferences: Building Connections That Last

When I first started teaching, I was intimidated by parent-teacher conferences. I knew the...

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Talking to Parents About the Common Core (Resources & Tips)

Sometimes I think we get so busy trying to unpack and implement Common Core that we forget one...

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A Step-by-Step Plan for Elementary Level Student-Led Conferences

Confession: I look forward to parent conferences. I value the opportunity to connect with...

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Emailing Parents: How to Avoid Unintended Consequences

We love it and we hate it. Email. With the appearance of a red flag or the sound of a friendly...

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How Important is Parent Engagement?

At the end of the school year, report cards, performance reviews, and assorted rankings are...

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