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Parent Partnership

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

5 Resources for Parent-Teacher Conferences

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

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.

Back-to-School Resources for Parents

Find resources to help children begin school with a positive mindset, support their transition into a new school year, and prepare them for fall learning.

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.

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Empower Kids to Lead the Charge for Healthy Sleep Habits

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Are You Raising Digital Natives or Digital Naïves?

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Empathy and Research: Engaging Parents With Tech Initiatives

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Create a Good Environment for Studying at Home

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Are You Raising Digital Natives or Digital Naïves?

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Provide the Gift of Giving for Students

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Provide the Gift of Giving for Students

Bring the true spirit of the holidays to your school by showing students how they can use their learning to shine a bright light in others' lives.

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Create a Family Coding Day for Hour of Code

Invite the school community to learn about coding, and show parents the critical magic of their children learning what makes the digital world run.

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Empathy and Research: Engaging Parents With Tech Initiatives

Your school's tech initiatives rely on parent buy-in, so welcome them into the conversation, listen to their concerns, and make them part of the solution.

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Conference Time: Chatting With Parents

Make parent/teacher conferences easier for everyone by preparing to show student grades and work, setting parents at ease, listening to them, and remaining positive.

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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.

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Blended Learning in the Mix: The Informed Parent

Parents of students in blended learning programs should understand the changing roles of technology and teachers, and make an effort to stay informed about edtech.

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Educating Parents About Education

Many parents today have an educational perspective based on 20th century pedagogy and methodology. Teachers need to educate them about where education is now.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A Teacher's Guide to Generation X Parents

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

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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.

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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.

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Parent Involvement in Early Literacy

Erika Burton explains how parents can create the stepping stones toward literacy for their preK children.

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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.

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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...

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