Category: Recommended Reading

Revisiting Family Involvement: A Practice Brief for All School Personnel

Access this practice brief from the American Psychological Association. It offers insights for school personnel as they work with families to tackle the long-term effects of COVID-19 on learners. A highlight: Clear discussion with...

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...

How do families of young children teach early math concepts at home? A Research review from Purdue University

In this review of research from Purdue University, they share what they found by looking at large scale, long-term studies to identify the strongest predictors of children’s mathematics achievement. Their paper includes a summary...

Front Cover of Flamboyan Foundation Beginning of Year Relationship Building Strategy Guide for Educators

Four Ways to Build Relationships with Families At the Beginning of the School Year

In order to support families in their “5 essential roles to accelerate learning,” the Flamboyan Foundation has developed a 23 page guide focusing on four big ways educators can build strong relationships with families...

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...

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...