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’ve been seeing news stories recently about parents who wish to opt their children out of testing. Some voice concerns that testing can’t measure the things they care about regarding their …
Author: Raymond Yeagley
Topics: Supporting families
There has been much anticipation for the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). It passed with of vote of 85 to 12 in the Senate and 359 to 64 in the U.S. House of Representatives. The …
Author: Matt Chapman
How can we take what happens naturally at home and connect it explicitly to what is happening in classrooms where formative assessment is well integrated? Or as Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn …
Author: Kathy Dyer
Topics: Formative assessment, Supporting families
June: time to hang on by our fingernails, but also time to set families up for summer learning success.
Families all hear us saying that reading logs and library cards are keys to summer reading …
Author: Cindy Jiban
Road trips during summer vacation are a rite of passage for our two kids. Three years ago, Hannah (then age 8) and Elsa (then age 4), along with my wife, drove from Portland, Oregon to Disney Land. …
Author: Chuck Swanson
The Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) test is a growth assessment given to K – 12 students that provides data to help teachers teach, students learn, and administrators lead. The MAP test is …
Author: Kara Bobowski
Topics: MAP Growth, Supporting families
Step 1. Go to sleep. Warm milk before bed sometimes helps with this. Also, running a half marathon.
Step 2. Dream about colleges. This part is trickier, since dreams stay mostly outside our control. …
Author: Michael Dahlin
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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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