The Continuing Educator
Family Literacy, with Lauren Bardwell and Shiji Mathews
October 26, 2022
The essence of family literacy is that parents are supported as the first teachers of their children.” Family Literacy is the idea that long after diapers and baby steps, our children have so much to learn by watching, observing, and collaborating with trusted adults at home, particularly when it comes to building a strong foundation for reading with confidence. On this episode, we dive deeper into this idea and share the how and why of building and sustain robust family literacy practices.
In this episode of The Continuing Educator, our hosts talk about how to establish a real rapport with your students and build a classroom culture where they can trust and thrive. The first step? Ask your kids how they want the class to work for them, and be honest about what you expect in return. Kids can smell inauthenticity. Plus: Tips for when to step in to kids’ conflicts with each other, the utility of unicorns and mermaids, and a google-form for hair-adjacent encouragement.
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Funded by Microsoft’s AI for Accessibility Grant, NWEA joined with Perkins Access, Governor Morehead School, and Sonja Steinbach, a math educator who works with students with vision disabilities. Together, they embarked on a unique research partnership to make middle school mathematics assessments more accessible for students with vision impairments.
Educators are confronted by many common misconceptions about dyslexia, which can negatively impact how students progress in literacy. This webinar will help you make research-based decisions to support young readers, as well as share an overview of MAP Reading Fluency.