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Summer time, family time!

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Summer time is here! Unofficially starting with Memorial Day and ending with Labor Day, families come together to enjoy the season of vacations, barbecues, and fun. Specifically, Fourth of July is a time in which families gather to celebrate America’s independence with fireworks! What better time to start engaging the family in educational activities than… Read more »

This National Reading Month, encourage parents to read aloud to children of all ages

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As the calendar turns to March, there is much anticipation! Days are getting longer and warmer as spring nears. And at elementary schools across the United States, students and teachers will eat green eggs and ham, wear striped stovepipe hats, and make gooey green oobleck. March 2 is National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, and many… Read more »

Creating family-friendly schools—Seven communication practices

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Communication between schools and families should be a two-way street. Too often parents miss the messages that come from school—whether written or verbal—and teachers miss messages from parents. Sometimes communications get lost, and sometimes they may be put aside because they are not presented in a way that parents can understand. Parents often are frustrated… Read more »

Ten tips for supporting PACT Time® in the classroom

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Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time® supports the strengthening of emotional bonds as parents and children work and play alongside one another. PACT Time in the classroom is an important way for parents to practice the skills and strategies they have learned while participating in Parent Time during family literacy programming. Through participation in classroom… Read more »

Four habits of highly productive educators

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Are you burning the midnight oil trying to get ahead of your workload? Educators and family literacy staffers wear many hats—from practitioner to grant writer to bookkeeper. While your workload might not decrease, how you approach your work can help you stay on top of it. Here are some tips from staff at the National… Read more »