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Family Involvement Storybook Project
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The Family Involvement Storybook Project uses children's storybooks with family educational involvement ... More

The Family Involvement Storybook Project uses children's storybooks with family educational involvement themes to boost young children's achievement by promoting family engagement in learning and literacy skills. This project focuses on culturally diverse low-income families, with a special emphasis on Latino families. It provides information and tools to support the use of commercially available children's storybooks, as well our own research-based storybook, to promote family involvement in school, home, and out-of-school time settings. These resources are available online on the Storybook Corner. Less

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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Harvard Family Research Project
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Family Involvement in the Education of Secondary-School-Age Students With Disabilities
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Family support for learning is important for all students, but it may ... More

Family support for learning is important for all students, but it may be particularly important for children with disabilities. One of the main tenets of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Action is parents’ participation in decision making related to their children’s education. However, despite legislative support for parental involvement, little information has been available until now to examine the actual level of family support for education that is given to middle- and high-school-age students with disabilities. Less

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Special Education
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Harvard Family Research Project
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First-Year Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers: The Challenge of Working With Parents
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The significance of relationships between the parents and teachers of preschool and ... More

The significance of relationships between the parents and teachers of preschool and kindergarten children is well established. Teachers and schools are presumed to be responsible for lack of parent-teacher collaboration. Early childhood teacher education programs recognize this and offer support related to parents and families. Less

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Early Childhood Development
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Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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The School Community Journal
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The School Community Journal
Author:
Sehba Mahmood
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Get Ready to Go Back to School
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Teachers and students come to school bringing a wide range of backgrounds, ... More

Teachers and students come to school bringing a wide range of backgrounds, languages, abilities, and temperaments. Get things off to the best start by asking them to respect their differences and make the most of their similarities. By sharing information on their lives and dreams, students and teachers can build community in the classroom that will support literacy instruction throughout the school year. Less

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
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The Glyfada Method: A Writing Process
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The Glyfada Method is a formula to help students write essays by ... More

The Glyfada Method is a formula to help students write essays by focusing on the most difficult part of an assignmentÄgetting started. This method helps the writer discover what their main points are and what they have to say about each main point. Less

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Teaching and Learning Strategies
Textbooks
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CK-12 Foundation
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CK-12 FlexBook
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Mitchell, Linda C.
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Goal Setting for Children with Learning Disabilities: Parents' Role
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Here are some ways to help your children, students, clients, and people ... More

Here are some ways to help your children, students, clients, and people with learning disabilities set their own goals and reach them. Children should also be encouraged to set goals for learning, personal growth, and their future. When children learn to set goals and reach them, they can visualize their future, make good choices, and make their dreams come true. The Frostig Center did twenty years of research on what makes people with learning disabilities successful as adults: goal setting was one of six success attributes. Less

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Special Education
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Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
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LD Online
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Helping Parents Deal with the Fact Their Child Has a Disability
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Being told that your child has a disability can be as traumatizing ... More

Being told that your child has a disability can be as traumatizing as learning of a family member's sudden death. Many parents are stunned by such news. Receiving such a message can produce overwhelming emotions of shock, disbelief, anxiety, fear, and despair. Within that moment, research has shown that some parents cannot distinguish between the unconscious wish for an idealized normal child from an unthinkable, sudden reality of one who is not. Here is help for teachers working with parents of children with disabilities. Less

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Special Education
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Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
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LD Online
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How to Read a Report Card
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In a typical school year, report cards come home every nine weeks ... More

In a typical school year, report cards come home every nine weeks or so. The purpose of report cards is to communicate about a child's progress across subject areas. Most report cards also include a Work Habits, Social Skills, or similar section. Some kids, especially those having difficulty in school, dread report card time. Here are some suggestions for making report card time a little less scary and a little more productive. Less

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Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
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LD Online
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Middle School Teachers' Preassessment Practices and Curricular/Instructional Modifications
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This study examined middle school teachers' preassessment strategies, as well as the ... More

This study examined middle school teachers' preassessment strategies, as well as the types of curricular/instructional modifications teachers make in response to preassessment strategies. Less

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Education
Life Science
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Reference
Provider:
Association for Middle Level Education
Provider Set:
Association for Middle Level Education
Author:
Amanda Finn
Research in Middle Level Education Online
Wendy S. Miner
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Mothering the Mind and Soul: African American Mothers' Beliefs and Practices to Ensure Academic and Social Success for Their Daughters in High School
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Adolescence is a time of rich experiences for girls as they approach ... More

Adolescence is a time of rich experiences for girls as they approach the boundaries of womanhood. It is also a time filled with the risks born of gender, sexuality, class, and race discrimination. For African American female adolescents to have viable options for future education and employment, the contexts of school and family must create a safe and supportive environment for them (Collins, 2000). Read research findings from a qualitative study of eight African American mothers of successful high school daughters. Less

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Ethnic Studies
Women's Studies
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Provider Set:
Harvard Family Research Project
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New Teacher Center
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New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national non-profit dedicated to improving student ... More

New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national non-profit dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders. NTC works with schools districts, state policymakers, and educators across the country to develop and implement induction programs aligned with district learning goals. Site includes articles and strategies to help new teachers.. Less

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Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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New Teacher Center
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New Teacher Center
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New Visions for Public Schools: Using Data to Engage Families
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The U. S. Department of Education has adopted using data for school ... More

The U. S. Department of Education has adopted using data for school improvement as one of its major education reform priorities. However, as states, districts, and schools develop new approaches to track academic progress, both accessing and understanding data are often out of reach for average parents. While school leaders and teachers have begun to share and analyze student data, parents are too often left out of the conversation. This is unfortunate, because data use presents a great opportunity for parents to become involved in their children’s education with a focus squarely on student achievement. Less

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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Harvard Graduate School of Education
Provider Set:
Harvard Family Research Project
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Parent-Teacher-Student Discrepancies in Academic Ability Beliefs: Influences on Parent Involvement
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Most studies examining influences on parent involvement focus on common demographic factors, ... More

Most studies examining influences on parent involvement focus on common demographic factors, such as social class or gender, and on elementary grades. In the present study, we investigated a more malleable influence, perceptions of ability, in the context of middle school. We examined how perceptions held by parents, teachers, and students concerning students' academic abilities affected parents' involvement and teachers' facilitation of school programs for involvement. Less

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Elementary Education
Women's Studies
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Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Academic Development Institute / Center on Innovation & Improvement
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The School Community Journal
Author:
Patel, Nimisha; Stevens, Sharon
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Ready for Success: Creating Collaborative and Thoughtful Transitions into Kindergarten
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In this brief, Christine Patton and Justina Wang, from Harvard Family Research ... More

In this brief, Christine Patton and Justina Wang, from Harvard Family Research Project, look at ways of helping to make the transition into kindergarten a positive experience that will serve as a foundation to help children reach their full potential throughout their school years. The brief highlights promising practices in six states—New Jersey, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Virginia, and California—where local- and state-level leadership support a variety of initiatives to ensure successful transitions into kindergarten. The authors examine effective collaborative approaches in which state departments of education, advocacy organizations, school districts, early education teachers, kindergarten teachers, families, and community members work together to help kindergartners enter school ready to begin this pivotal new phase of their lives Less

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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Harvard Family Research Project
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Resource Guide for Family Engagement in Education at the High School Level
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Although family engagement tends to decline as students enter adolescence it remains ... More

Although family engagement tends to decline as students enter adolescence it remains important at this stage of youth development, and is related to healthy behaviors and higher rates of college enrollment. This resource guide represents a sampling of research reports, best practices, and tools to guide you in conceptualizing and creating effective family engagement strategies for high school students. Less

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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Harvard Family Research Project
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Response to Intervention, A Primer for Parents
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A major concern for parents as well as teachers is how to ... More

A major concern for parents as well as teachers is how to help children who experience difficulty in school. All parents want to see their child excel, and it can be very frustrating when a child falls behind in either learning to read, achieving as expected in math and other subjects, or in getting along socially with peers and teachers. Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-step approach to providing services and interventions to struggling learners at increasing levels of intensity. RTI allows for early intervention by providing academic and behavioral supports rather than waiting for a child to fail before offering help. Less

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Special Education
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Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
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LD Online
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Rio Commons
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Rio Commons is a collection of OER content created by Rio Salado ... More

Rio Commons is a collection of OER content created by Rio Salado College. Rio Commons is also a portal to other established OER providers. Content provided within Rio Commons is selected by College faculty, managed by Rio Salado Instructional Design Services, and maintained by Rio Salado Course Production. The Rio Commons site serves many purposes including the following: Allows students access to practice basic skills; Provides a means for remediation and enrichment; Meets grant requirements that specify OER publication; Links to other OER portals and repositories; Contributes to the OER body of content. Less

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Readings
Textbooks
Other
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Rio Salado College
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Community College and Career Training
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Rio Salado Student Success Seminar
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In this course, you will explore five areas that will prepare you ... More

In this course, you will explore five areas that will prepare you for achieving success as you pursue your goal of continuing your education. Modules include: Strategies for Staying on Course, Study Habits and Skills, Effective Communication, Initiative and Motivation, and Career Exploration Less

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Readings
Video Lectures
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Rio Salado College
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Rio Commons TAACCCT
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Storybook Corner
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This section of the Harvard Family Research Project website is a unique ... More

This section of the Harvard Family Research Project website is a unique new source for information on using children's storybooks with family involvement themes to engage families in their children's education and encourage family–school–community partnerships, all while supporting literacy. The Storybook Corner offers resources to help educators, families, and those who work with families promote the awareness, discussion, and practice of family involvement in children's education in a wide range of settings. Launched in partnership with Reading Is Fundamental, Storybook Corner provides a list of storybooks with family involvement themes and tools for using the storybooks, as well as our own original bilingual online storybook. The Storybook Corner is a part of the Family Involvement Storybook Project, a unique way to move research into practice Less

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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Harvard Family Research Project
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Student Debt Crisis
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This lesson is divided into two student readings. The first reading compares ... More

This lesson is divided into two student readings. The first reading compares the scope of the present student debt crisis with the past and discusses what has changed. The second reading explores some proposals for dealing with the student debt crisis. Discussion questions aimed at getting students to think critically about the student debt problem and its possible solutions follow each reading. Less

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Finance
Economics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Readings
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
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