Facebook
Edutopia on Facebook
Twitter
Edutopia on Twitter
Google+
Edutopia on Google+
Pinterest
Edutopia on Pinterest Follow Me on Pinterest
WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Parent Partnership

For parents who are interested in engaging more deeply with their kids' teachers and school communities.

A Parent's Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning

Explore a curated list of blogs, articles, and videos for parents about fostering skills like kindness, empathy, gratitude, resilience, perseverance, and focus in children.

5 App and Mobile Use Guides for Parents

Matt Davis has curated a list of resources for parents for using mobile devices and apps with children, tweens, and teens.

Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher

Forget about all the vague, superficial information out there.Terry Heick cuts to the chase with 19 meaningful questions parents can ask their children's teachers at the beginning of the school year.

Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents

Matt Davis has collected some helpful resources parents can use to help their kids start learning about computer programming.

Parent Partnership in Education: Resource Roundup

Experts agree that parent involvement in education is one of the biggest predictors of student success. So where can parents begin? We've compiled a list of articles, videos, and other resources to help you engage productively with your kids' teachers and school.

Discuss

Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now

Last comment 1 day 9 hours ago
9 796 3,883 views

Imagine This: Creative Play and 21st-Century Learning

Last comment 1 week 5 days ago
3 389 2,488 views

8 Tips for Reaching Out to Parents

Last comment 1 week 5 days ago
34 7,795 38,825 views

Browse

article

Teacher Appreciation: Planning Resources for Parents

In preparation for National Teacher Appreciation Month in May, Edutopia has collected tips and ideas for parents looking for the right way to tell educators, “Thank you.”

1 772 399 views
blog

Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now

Teaching elementary students to code begins with connecting to resources, looking beyond 1:1, trusting kids to learn, involving the school community, and making it fun.

9 796 3,883 views
blog

Imagine This: Creative Play and 21st-Century Learning

Reimagine learning through play, whether children or students are building with recycled materials, playing social justice or health-themed games, or growing their own garden.

3 389 2,488 views
blog

8 Tips for Reaching Out to Parents

Edutopia blogger David Cutler offers eight tips for engaging with parents, from avoiding confrontation and communicating clearly, to earning their trust on back-to-school night and coaching their children's after-school activities.

34 7,795 38,825 views
article

A Parent's Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning

Explore a curated list of blogs, articles, and videos for parents about fostering skills like kindness, empathy, gratitude, resilience, perseverance, and focus in children.

1 1,213 18,661 views
blog

5 App and Mobile Use Guides for Parents

Matt Davis has curated a list of resources for parents for using mobile devices and apps with children, tweens, and teens.

2 544 4,506 views
The Flipped Class: Getting Stakeholders on Board
blog

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Getting Everybody On Board

For parents, students, and administrators to make flipped learning a success, they must understand the best possible outcome and their roles in making it happen.

2 413 6,133 views

Pages

blog

Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher

Forget about all the vague, superficial information out there. Edutopia blogger Terry Heick cuts to the chase with 19 meaningful questions parents can ask their children's teachers at the beginning of the school year.

29 4,534 147,409 views
blog

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

Guest blogger Glenn Whitman, Director of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, suggests a scientific approach to manageable homework: students should do it without interruption, and schools shouldn't assign too much of it.

18 8,169 65,126 views
blog

7 Questions to Ask Parents at the Beginning of the Year

Seven questions teachers can ask parents at the start of the year with the intention of building a partnership to support their child's learning.

16 3,131 61,995 views
blog

5 Resources for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Browse this curated list of resources to improve parent-teacher conferences, including ideas for highlighting student progress as well as questions every parent should ask.

2 2,348 50,723 views
article

A Teacher's Guide to Generation X Parents

How to work with well-meaning but demanding moms and dads.

66 213 42,833 views
blog

8 Tips for Reaching Out to Parents

Edutopia blogger David Cutler offers eight tips for engaging with parents, from avoiding confrontation and communicating clearly, to earning their trust on back-to-school night and coaching their children's after-school activities.

34 7,795 38,825 views
blog

Your Face Scares Me: Understanding the Hyperrational Adolescent Brain

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley explores the power and purpose of the teenage brain, discovering surprises such as low dopamine levels, abundant of hyperrationality, and how adults can enable teen impulse by subtly redirecting it.

6 8,372 34,316 views

Pages

How to Thank a Teacher Guide

This guide has ideas and tips for thanking your favorite teachers, principals, coaches, librarians, and others helping to make your school shine.

1,018 40,453 views

A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning (available in Spanish)

Discover the tools and techniques today's teachers and classrooms are using to prepare students for tomorrow, including bringing more parents into the conversation about improving education. (And when you're done, don't miss our Home-to-School Connections...

6,283 136,513 views