ABCs of parent support

Teaching Channel is one of my go-to resources for Common Core materials, but they have content on many other subjects as well. This video on parent support fits nicely with the articles I have selected for this week’s spotlight on families. This short clip serves to remind us that parents can [Read more…]

Parents as classroom partners

I was excited to find this piece from Edutopia on using parent volunteers in the classroom as we not focusing enough about how moms, dads, siblings, grandparents and others can help us personalize learning. This article by Karen Bantuveris should be shared widely across grade levels to send a message that families can be resources not only in the early years, but in [Read more…]

Families as partners

To continue this month’s focus on collaboration, I am featuring a short article on helping families understand differentiation. This piece from Reading Rockets includes websites that can be shared and ideas for roles that parents can play in the differentiated classroom.