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    Healthy Parental Support of Student Writing

    Tips from a veteran English teacher on how to coach parents and guardians to support high school students’ growth as writers.
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  • Getting to Know Students in a Million Words or Less

    Getting to Know Your Students in a Million Words or Less

    How can you learn your students’ strengths, challenges, and passions right at the start of school? Assign a playful report to their parents and guardians—it may be useful all year long.
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    Teacher-Parent Communication Strategies to Start the Year Off Right

    By prioritizing communication with families at the start of the school year, educators can foster strong parent engagement, break down barriers, and provide support for all students.
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  • Standing outside between two trees, a father and son are looking at each other, smiling, and hugging each other with one arm.

    15 Questions to Replace ‘How Was School Today?’

    These questions will help you draw out important information from your kids.
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    Apps for Students With Special Needs—As School Buildings Shutter

    The coronavirus creates a unique challenge for students with special needs—educators share recommendations for apps to support learning at home.
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    Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher

    Back-to-school content is usually focused on teachers and students, and as these two groups will have the largest workload ahead of them, that makes sense. But for students, the ultimate support system is not an expert teacher, but an informed and supportive family.
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  • Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents

    Introducing computer programming to your kids can be a challenge, especially for those who aren’t familiar with the nuances of code. Fortunately, in the last few years, a number of apps, software, and guides have been produced that make the often-complex subject of computer coding easy to grasp for young learners. So where to begin? These are a few resources that parents can share with their kids to help them start learning about programming.
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    The Power of Positive Communication

    Setting a goal of positive contact with every student’s family helped a middle school teacher deepen relationships and boost her own morale.
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  • A shadow of a young boy is shown against a brick wall.

    An Appeal to My Child’s Kindergarten Teacher

    Educators face challenges, funding issues, and problems beyond their control. But for each student and family, it’s all about the relationship they will have with their child's teacher.
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  • 7 Questions to Ask Parents at the Beginning of the Year

    A set of questions that will help teachers form partnerships with parents in support of their children’s learning.
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  • Two parents and three children are playing outside on the sidewalk in front of their house, setting up a lemonade stand.

    Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources

    To help combat summer learning loss, Matt Davis has curated a few fun and free education resources for students and parents to use over summer break. 
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  • A young female teacher wearing glasses is at her desk smiling and on the phone.

    A Phone Call Home Makes All the Difference

    You don’t have to reserve phone calls to parents for bad news. Try these tips to deepen communication and trust with families.
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  • Young boy and his mother having a conference with his teacher

    Supporting Parents of Students With Special Needs

    There’s often a rift in communication between educators and parents who suspect their kids have special needs. A parent describes the support that would have helped her initiate an assessment.
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  • A young girl with glasses is sitting at her kitchen table writing. There's a bowl of apples on the table, next to an opened text book, next to an opened binder with lined paper.

    Teaching Good Study Habits, Minute by Minute

    With clear goals, timed exercises, and games, parents can help design home-study habits by tailoring them to their students' visual, kinesthetic, musical, or social strengths.
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  • Mother helping her son with his homework

    How Parents Can Help Their Kids With Studying

    Advice that teachers can share with the parents of middle and high school students about how to get the most out of time spent studying.
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