Families are the first and most important teachers children will ever have. The knowledge that parents hold is essential for you, members, and teachers to make the most of every day in the classroom. Research shows us that children with engaged families have better learning outcomes. You can be an important part of strengthening the relationship between your children’s parents and your classroom. Learn more about how you can support impactful family engagement. It may spark ideas about ways you can fully utilize the resources and tools Jumpstart provides for family engagement.
What does it look like when families and educators are working together? What is the foundation of impactful family engagement? Listen to Dr. Karen L. Mapp, an expert in family engagement, and hear her thoughts in this YouTube talk. Find out more in this podcast from Scholastics, “Getting Families Engaged in the Classroom.” You’ll hear again from Dr. Karen L. Mapp and the 2016 New York State Teacher of the Year, Dana McDonough. Listen here.