Virtual Meet the Teacher Templates, Resources, and Ideas!

This week is Meet the Teacher. I created a slideshow to guide the virtual meet-up with parents and students. I was really touched when my […]

How to Quickly Email Parents in Multiple Languages

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that […]

Teachers: Avoid Burnout, Enable Equity by Managing Parents’ Expectations

  By Vlada Lotkina   When parents and teachers work together, students win. As a 2018 report from the Carnegie Corporation of New York has shown in […]

How to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. Hull A […]

25 tips for connecting families with the classroom

When families are part of the learning community it has profound effects on the students. We want parents and guardians to feel involved in their […]

Classroom Management and Parent Engagement: 8 #EduGoalsMOOC Resources

Today, the Goal-Minded Teacher (#EduGoalsMOOC) free open online course Twitter chat took place about the topics, Classroom Management and Parent Engagement. We invited two incredible leaders […]

20+ strategies to strengthen the link with parents at home

In the end, parents and teachers really do have the same goals. Parents want to see their kids become the best human beings they can […]

9 Web Tools and Apps for Communicating More Effectively with Parents

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. Hull One goal […]

Five questions to ask before assigning homework

After co-authoring Ditch That Homework, I’ve participated in LOTS of meaningful discussions about the subject. And they haven’t all been about “homework is evil and […]

Customized email newsletters for every kid with Google Forms

Classroom newsletters are kind of hit and miss. If you’re sending photocopies of them home in students’ backpacks, I’ll bet your success rate is less […]

Using Technology to Turn Parents into Partners: 5 Elements

How it all Began: a Mom on a Mission When my daughter started preschool, I was thrilled. I couldn’t believe how quickly the time flew […]

11 Tips for Engaging Parents

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. Hull One of […]

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