Families are the ultimate teammates, coaches, trainers, and support systems for our students. They deserve support, too! This collection of blog posts demystifies terminology, provides resources for at-home work, offers pointers for working alongside a school team, and makes sure families know how valued they are.
I remember my mother picking me up from school in our orange VW camper one day in late October. I was in first grade and excited to tell her that, just like grown-ups, we had voted for president in …
Author: Heather Cella
Topics: Supporting families
I’m not a professional writer. I haven’t published a novel. I don’t work for a newspaper. But I do consider myself a writer because writing is a central part of my daily life: I scribble …
Author: Lauren Bardwell
For many educators, the end of the school year is near, which includes navigating how to communicate a lot of information with parents and other caregivers.
High school teachers are in the midst of …
Author: Douglas Buttorff
MAP® Growth™ is an interim assessment given to K–12 students that provides data to help teachers teach, students learn, and administrators lead. As testing day nears, teachers help their …
Author: Monica Rodríguez
I’ve been a lover of MAP® Growth™ ever since my district first started using it about 10 years ago. Here was a test that finally measured my students’ progress over time rather than focusing …
Author: Natalie DiFusco-Funk
Topics: Supporting families, Educator voices
Family time is learning time. Did you know that kids learn most of their vocabulary outside of school, through conversations with family and friends? Or that drawing pictures during play time lays …
When it is warm enough where I live in the Midwest, my 11-year-old son and I sometimes play catch with a baseball. He is usually the pitcher, winding up and throwing the ball to me. I am usually the …
Author: Shiji Mathew
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Lots of kids dread math. You can help them love it. Get advice on how from our Teach. Learn. Grow. math experts in our latest ebook.
There’s a lot policymakers can do to support schools during COVID-19. We talked with experts Evan Stone and LaTanya Pattillo about what to focus on during SY21–22.
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Effective literacy instruction must rely on the science of reading and best practices in balanced literacy.
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