Tag: School-family partnerships

On Rethink Ed… “5 Social and Emotional Learning Strategies that Strengthen School-to-Home Collaboration”

Over the coming weeks, Jennifer Miller of Confident Parents, Confident Kids will be collaborating with Rethink Ed to discuss practical strategies schools can adopt who are focused on social and emotional learning and want to involve families in partnerships that contribute to their children’s learning. This week, check out the article she wrote for the …

A Simple Idea to Begin Creating Caring Connections between Students, Teachers, and Families

It’s the first day of school. We – Mom, Dad, and son – are thoroughly ready and excited for E’s initiation into sixth grade. We take the traditional pictures at home and walk to school together to gather on the playground. Many other parents are present with their children taking photos and sharing in the …

Getting to Know your Teacher, Getting to Know your Student’s Family

Here’s are Two Simple Tools to Help You Get to Know Your Teachers or Parents! Maybe your children have started back-to-school and if they have not yet, it’s likely you are in the process of getting ready. Either way, over the coming weeks, families and schools will be focused on relationships. Introductions will be made. …

Educators: Want to Connect Parents to Your School’s Focus on Social and Emotional Learning?

Host a Parent Book Club in School Year 2019-2020! Families can learn about their child’s social and emotional development and ways they can promote social and emotional skills alongside educators. The book contains a discussion guide to support readers in their dialogue. “Confident Parents, Confident Kids: Raising Emotional Intelligence in Ourselves and Our Kids—from Toddlers to …

“Building Connections with Parents and Educators” — Podcast

How Can Parents and Educators Connect Around Children’s Social and Emotional Learning? Educator Andrea Samadi has created a new podcast series entitled “Neuroscience meets Social and Emotional Learning.” Jennifer Miller of Confident Parents, Confident Kids was interviewed on her show this week. Whether you are an educator trying to figure out how to connect with …

Upcoming Institute and Interview with Jennifer Miller

Research partners and parents Shannon Wanless and Jennifer Miller will be facilitating a full day institute pre-conference session on October 2nd, 2019 focused on parenting with social and emotional learning in Chicago at the 2019 SEL Exchange Conference hosted by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). We’ll be sharing our research and …

New Family Guide – Helping Parents Promote School Success

Guest Post by Lori Thomas, Academic Development Institute At the Academic Development Institute’s School Community Network, we believe all parents have dreams for their children and want the best for them. However, as parents ourselves, we also understand that everyday life can get a little overwhelming, and we all need some help and encouragement along …

Playing a Harmonious Duet: How Parents and Teachers Can Practically Connect Around our Children’s Learning

Did You Know? Parents are more involved in their child’s education than ever before. In 2016, 89% of parents, grades K-12 attended a general parent meeting as compared to only 72% ten years ago. Additionally, 43% of parents took the next step and volunteered in school as compared to only 39% in 1996.1 Research confirms …

Getting to Know You — For Parents and Teachers

Here’s are Two Simple Tools to Help You Get to Know Your Teachers or Parents! Maybe your children have started back-to-school and if they have not yet, it’s likely you are in the process of getting ready. Either way, over the coming weeks, families and schools will be focused on relationships. Introductions will be made. …

Making the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences

Are your parent-teacher conferences coming up as mine are? With limited time, how we can forge a trusting relationship as we support our children’s learning? …no school can work well for children if parents and teachers do not act in partnership on behalf of the children’s best interests. Parents have every right to understand what …