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Successful Family Engagement in the Classroom: What teachers need to know and be able to do to engage families in raising student achievement
Resources & Research From Harvard Family Research Project
HFRP invited the Flamboyan Foundation—a private family foundation focused on improving educational outcomes for children in pre-K–12 public schools in Washington, DC and Puerto Rico—to share its classroom family engagement rubric with the readers of the FINE Newsletter. Lela Spielberg, Manager of Professional Development Partnerships at the Flamboyan Foundation, introduces the rubric with an article on what teachers need to know to successfully engage families.
The rubric provides districts, school leaders, and teachers with a clear picture of what effective family engagement looks like in the classroom through concrete descriptions of how teachers demonstrate strong family engagement through their conversations and daily practice. The rubric breaks family engagement into three interdependent pieces:
This resource is part of the March 2011 FINE Newsletter. The FINE Newsletter shares the newest and best family involvement research and resources from Harvard Family Research Project and other field leaders. To access the FINE Newsletter Archive, visit www.hfrp.org/FINENewsletter.