Family Engagement Resources
Given hybrid and virtual learning, strong home/school partnerships have never been more important. Students will need teachers and parents to be allies.
Our research-based (free and bilingual) resources help you work with families to advance student social, emotional, and academic development.
Here are ways to use our resources to strengthen your family outreach.
- School Websites/Portal: Post BeALearningHero.org on your school/class website, portal, or include it as a parent resource in your parent newsletters.
- Social Media/Texting: Share the below tips and resources with families via social media and texts.
- Print/Send Home: Download and print the below tip sheets to send home in printed packets. Post them on your bulletin board.
- Virtual or In-person Meetings: Use them for back-to-school nights, parent-teacher meetings, workshops, and home visits. After School, library and community organizations can share them as well.
Below are the family engagement resources and tip sheets.
Ready to Partner: 5 Steps for a Different Kind of School Year...
helps parents start the school year strong and partner with teachers. (August-November)
helps parents get a more complete picture of their child’s progress at an important time of year. (February-April)
gives families tips and tools they can use over the summer to support grade-level skills while having fun. (May-July)
Year-Round Family Engagement Tools
Anti-Racism Resource Directory for Families
Help lead discussions about anti-racism and social justice with these resources.
Parent-Teacher Planning Tool
A 3-step tool to help teachers share beginning of year benchmark data and work with parents and students to create a learning plan. If you are interested in customizing this tool, contact us here.
Parent-Teacher Planning Tool: Teacher Guide
A “How to” to support the use of the planning tool.
Parent-Teacher Planning Tool: Teacher Discussion Guide
A discussion guide to help teachers answer frequently asked questions from parents (even the tough ones).
Parent-Teacher Planning Tool (modified version)
A shorter version of the 3-step tool that doesn’t include beginning of year benchmark data.
Learning Hero Roadmap
From grade-level expectations to how to support life skills, find interactive resources on a range of topics parents care most about.
An interactive tool that helps parents see how their child is progressing in foundational math and reading skills and connects them to skill-specific videos, activities, and more to support learning at home.
Developing Life Skills and How Learning Happens
New research insights, workshop facilitator’s guide, videos and more to help communicate the integration of social, emotional, and academic learning.
*Parents 2020: COVID-19 Closures - A Redefining Moment for Students, Parents, and Schools
**Scholastic Teacher and Principal School Report, 2016
Contact UsFor more information, contact us. »
Be a Learning Hero!
Get monthly tips and information to help your child succeed in school.