A look at the all-star team Priscilla Chan built to lead The Primary School and how they’re demonstrating the benefits of integrated health and education.
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.
EdNavigator, a New Orleans-based nonprofit, has developed an interesting and exciting strategy for helping socioeconomically disadvantaged families find the best educational opportunities available to them. Learn more about their approach here.
As the spotlight has shifted to the role that families can play in education, many schools are scrambling to identify a starting point for how to invite families into student learning. Here are a few good considerations to keep in mind.
Interest in personalized learning continues to surge. But not everyone understands what personalized learning is, and people are often wary of what they don’t understand--so how we talk about personalized learning can either engage families or push them away.
There are many strategies that schools can use to keep families informed and involved. The key is to find the way to not only make an initial connection and build the “family to school” partnership but to engage families and continue to collaborate and grow together.
By: Kristen Thorson and Erin Gohl. By reimagining homework, teachers have the potential to design purposeful experiences that transcend the walls of a classroom and build a solid foundation for learning. Homework can even feel like an opportunity for students and families.
Family engagement is hard to get right, but more and more research continues to be released that reinforces the importance of having an adult be involved in students’ learning at home. Family Playlists is a new tool with an interesting approach.
Effectively addressing complaints and concerns at the district level can be time-consuming enough to distract from innovations in actual learner experiences, which in most cases should be a higher priority. In this post, we look at a tool that can help.
It's only natural for parents to feel some concern over the use of EdTech in their children's schools. Here are some tips for educators and EdLeaders who are facing these concerns, along with some tools you can use to demonstrate EdTech's potential efficacy.