Small Talk, Big Benefits: Adding Conversations to Reading and Everyday Moments
By: Erin Gohl and Kristen Thorson. Reading with children has a plethora of developmental benefits. Recent research suggests dialogic, or conversation-based, reading can even further broaden and deepen the benefits of the reading experience.
10 Strategies for Schools to Improve Parent Engagement
By: Jennifer Larson. The key to productive and positive parent engagement is a consistent and simplified flow of communication between school, home and all other stakeholders. Schools can take advantage of best practices to give parents more visibility into their child’s day-to-day.
Differentiating Family Engagement
Amanda Winkelsas discusses how we can do more in our schools and classrooms by preparing educators to differentiate family engagement.
New Guide Helps Parents Support Students in LEADing in Their Learning
Following the success of both the "Learning Differences MOOC-Ed" for educators and the "Students LEAD" course, The Friday Institute launched "Letting Students LEAD," a parent-directed companion resource to further support maximizing student learning.