For Schools – Elementary School – 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.

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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Funds of Knowledge Matrix Table

Understanding and Incorporating Families’ Funds of Knowledge in the Classroom

"There are many ways for educators to identify their students' funds of knowledge. Many teachers apply strategies that can be ...
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Recent Research for Schools on the Benefits of Communication with Families

Recent Research for Schools on the Benefits of Communication with Families

We encourage educators to read the following recent papers on the benefits of regular communication with families: Houri, A. K., ...
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Fact Sheet for non English proficient families

Fact Sheet: Info for Families with Limited English Language Proficiency and for School Staff who Communicate with Them (Available in 11 Languages)

This fact sheet answers common questions about the rights of parents and guardians who do not speak, listen, read, or ...
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father pushing smiling child in cardboard box

Ohio Family Story: Transition from Homeschool to Formal Education

Kenyona and her husband decided to homeschool their children through kindergarten and first grade. While both children have since transitioned ...
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Communication Symbols

Communication Strategies that Schools Can Use with Families

This short article from responsiveclassroom.org shares several practical steps schools can take to implement more effective communication with families. Communication ...
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Five young children reading a book together

Video: Effective Family Engagement Could Look Like This

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction created this video to share specific ideas about how schools can shift from involving ...
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All things Technology - A Toolkit for Schools to Work with Families

All things Technology – A Toolkit for Schools to Work with Families

For kids, digital life is real life. It's where they build friendships, take a stand on issues, and do so ...
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