For Schools – Early Childhood – Communication

Thank you for visiting our Communication Resources Hub. Click a topic below to find ideas and resources for communicating well with families to support student success! You can also click the search button at the top and type in a topic you are interested in. Have questions? Contact us at OhioSFEC@osu.edu.

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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 ...
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Communication Examples: Sample Phone scripts, Emails, and More to Check-in with Families (Available in English & Spanish)

Communication Examples: Sample Phone scripts, Emails, and More to Check-in with Families (Available in English & Spanish)

Looking to reach out to your students' families but don't know where to start? This guide from NYU contains sample ...
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Communication Example: How to Make Individual Phone Calls to Families

This Edutopia article has many good suggestions for how teachers can make phone calls home to families. "My biggest mistake ...
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“We’ve got to get this right”: Ideas for schools to support families during the pandemic

The following suggestions are from STEM Next's recent blog post, "Supporting Families and COVID-19: We’ve Got to Get This Right." ...
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Communication Examples: “Check-in” Surveys to Send All Families in a District

Example 1: In March 2020, Columbus City Schools sent a needs survey to all families and provided telephone hotlines to ...
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Talking Points: A Free App Teachers and Families Can Use to Translate their Text Messages Back and Forth

Two-way communication between families and schools is extremely important. To ensure that all families can understand and benefit from school ...
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How to talk to children and teens about Coronavirus

We found two helpful articles for you to use as you talk to your children/students about Coronavirus over the next ...
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Intentional Partnerships Podcast

Intentional Partnerships Podcast

"Each episode of the Intentional Partnerships Podcast offers an on-the-ground perspective from real people exploring their shared values around family ...
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