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Learning from Families boosts Teacher Self-Efficacy

We've found in our research at the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center that when teachers reach out, listen, and learn ...
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Academic Parent-Teacher Teams: Finally, a better way to do parent-teacher conferences!

Academic Parent-Teacher Teams: Finally, a better way to do parent-teacher conferences!

Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT) supplement and elevate the efforts of traditional parent-teacher conferences by expanding opportunities for families and teachers ...
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Literacy in the Welcoming Classroom: Creating Family-School Partnerships that Support Student Learning

In this book you will find a number of ways to partner with families of students in their educational experience ...
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How can families and teachers listen well to one another?

This one-pager is a great start for learning how to listen well. As a teacher or school leader, how could ...
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Learning about Communication and Respect through Parent-Teacher Partnerships

Learning about Communication and Respect through Parent-Teacher Partnerships

This module, part of a larger set of resources for small groups of parents/caregivers and teachers working together in schools, ...
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The Essential Conversation: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn from Each Other

The Essential Conversation: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn from Each Other

Each year there are more than one hundred million parent-teacher conversations across the United States. This book by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot ...
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How teachers can help families understand their child's progress

How teachers can help families understand their child’s progress

This report by Learning Heros describes strategies that teachers in grades 3-8 can use to help families truly understand their ...
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