family engagement


5 Keys to Forging Strong Parent Engagement

When Maurice (“Mo”) Green became superintendent of NC’s Guilford County Schools, one of the first things he did was to embark on a listening tour. He heard the same message over and over again: Focus more on parent engagement.


Engaging Parents to Sustain Making in Schools

By: Patrick Benfield. If our goal as maker educators is to avoid implementing just another initiative du jour, it’s up to us to not only state our case, but to also invite our parent communities to be a part of the journey.

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Parent Power Fuels Rocketship

Rocketship's Spark Academy in San Jose supports students growth through an innovative rotational model, a learning lab and diverse technology programs in the classroom. The foundation of the school model includes community, parent and teacher involvement in the students individualized learning pathway on a daily basis.


ClassDojo: A Tool not a Teacher

We all know that tools can be used in many ways, both good and bad. ClassDojo is just that—a tool. As a parent, I don’t want to take a good tool out of a teacher’s hands, but I need to communicate with my child’s teacher if I feel a particular tool isn’t working for my child.

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8 Ways Educators Help Parents Promote Powerful Learning

As we look to the new school year, we must recognize that parents have a strong desire to be advocates for their children, in partnership with teachers and EdLeaders. The path forward and beyond exists, and is inspired by over 60 parents represented in our new book.