Category: Communication

Toolkit: How to “Reframe” family engagement in your communications

After three years of research, 72 focused interviews, and more than 6,000 participants, the research conducted by FrameWorks Institute provides clear recommendations on how to talk about family engagement so that people will understand...

Videos and Resources: Tackling Coronavirus (COVID-19) Together – Resources for Families (Available in English, Spanish, Mam, and Tagalog)

Abriendo Puertas has put together a video series and information sheets for families in English, Spanish, Mam, and Tagalog, along with a document full of resource links for undocumented families, expecting mothers, families of...

Hawaii 2020 Family Engagement Guide for Educators

“Virtual Family Engagement” Toolkit for Educators

This support guide developed by the Hawaii Statewide Family Engagement Center is designed to provide a foundation on how to connect with families in the new learning landscape. It describes and provides examples of...

Video Tutorials for Education Apps and Services for Families (Available in Multiple Languages)

One way to equip families and students with the tools they need to succeed in a virtual or blended learning environment this school year is to provide families with short video tutorials along with...

Dr. Cherng

Article: How Discrimination Shapes Parent-Teacher Communication

This article from The Atlantic discusses Dr. Cherng’s research on teachers’ communication practices with families. “Relying on a sample of about 10,000 predominantly public high-school sophomores, their parents, and teachers from the Education Longitudinal...

Sample End of Year Letter to Inform Families of their Child’s Progress

Highland Elementary School in Sylvania, OH sent parents and caregivers personalized letters with specific feedback about their child’s progress, areas for growth, and suggested resources for summer learning. Their sample letter can be adapted...

Sample schedule for child with complex learning needs

Supporting Learning at Home: Sample Remote Learning Schedule for a Student with Complex Learning Needs

Imagine for a moment that you are a teacher. Your Zoom link for class this afternoon isn’t working, so you send an email to your students with a new link and password. It seems...