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Families are Fundamental: Takeaways from The National Center for Families Learning Conference

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Research shows that family engagement in learning has marked positive effects on learning measures across all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. How can we get more families engaged in their children's learning? This conference provided some fresh ideas.

4 Tips to Building a Bridge Between Parents and Teachers

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By: Jose Loera. A community outreach and engagement manager shares his district’s best practices for keeping families connected to their children’s education.

Kids Can Thank Mom by Making a Meal Themselves

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Let me preface this section by saying I am not an expert at having kids make the meal. I always marveled at those parents who had an amazing menu plan and activated a rotation where everyone takes responsibility to cook one meal, rotate chores, and so on. We just haven’t been that family and our schedules have never felt that predictable. So, we’ve done more “opportunistic” cooking.

Getting Smart Gift Guide | 10 Gifts that Teach SEL

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Team Getting Smart knows that prioritizing SEL is important, but we also recognize that it can be hard to do. Which is why we created a list of some of our favorite toys, books and apps that foster social-emotional learning.

Treasure Hunting for Education

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At the time, I didn't realize just how much I was learning through my dad's treasure hunt. In retrospect, I see he gave us real-world experience at solving problems in a collaborative setting, helping us to think on our feet and use the what we had on-hand to find answers.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers and Classrooms

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Does this sound familiar? Your children have some phenomenal teachers and you’d like to recognize them this holiday season, but you’re not sure what to give. Here's a guide with some ideas you may not have thought of.

20 Ways to Celebrate National Family Literacy Day

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Did you know the single greatest indicator of children’s success is the literacy level of their parents? Did you know that parental involvement in their child’s reading has been found to be the most important determinant of language and emergent literacy?

Getting Creative with Cardboard: The Perfect Mix of Learning and Fun

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One of the most important lessons I’ve learned over my 19 years as a parent is to keep it simple and to look for easy ways to tie together learning and fun. In this post, I take a look at a recent simple activity I organized that did just that.

A Parent’s Call to Action: Leveraging Personalized Learning for Your Child

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By: Karla Phillips and Ace Parsi. From the day of diagnosis, parents of students with disabilities begin the long journey of paving paths through a world designed for the mythical “average” person. Here's how personalized learning can help.

What Parents Need to Know About Project-Based Learning

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As a parent, you’ve probably heard the buzz about “project-based learning,” but you might not know exactly what it means. Here's everything you need to know.

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