Have you ever seen someone try and put a square peg into a round hole? You could probably imagine a little child with wooden toys, trying to force shapes into places where they don’t fit.Read More
Have you ever felt like you asked someone a question two, three, or four times - only to get zero response? I’m sure it’s happened with your own biological children - it happened to me all the time when mine were young! But if you’ve ever felt like you’ve reached out to families to try and engage them, to hear only crickets and walk away feeling like they just don’t care… this blog is for youRead More
Just like me and you, school communities have collective attitudes and actions on autopilot. These are habits and just like our personal habits, they’re subconscious and usually unexamined.
You’ve probably run into these habits at your school. They’ve become the “way things are” or “how we do things here.” Over time, they become ingrained as institutional patterns.Read More
At Family Friendly Schools, one of our core values is that all families want their children to succeed and each family contributes to the success of the whole school community.Read More
Does this sound familiar--You plan a fantastic event. You know you got all the details just right. You work hard to get the word out. And then when the event happens - only a handful of people show up.Read More
This month we’ve decided to pause family engagement business as usual, and ask a difficult question…..Read More
When you think of family engagement, do you picture family picnics? Math carnivals? Back-to-School night?
This month we’re sharing a resource to help your Special Ed teachers plan for their next Individualized Education Plan meeting (IEP) using the lens of family engagement.Read More
Are you still feeling the delightful energy of being back at school?
At Family Friendly Schools, we are certainly feeling energized. We’re expanding!Read More
Hard-earned months of academic progress can slip through our fingers over the summer.In one quick blur of screen-time and late bedtimes, kids can return to school in September far behind where they were when they left in June.
Discount on Parent Playbooks for the summer!Read More
Ready to see what you can do with budgets of $500-$40k+++?Read More
As many of us at Family Friendly Schools are former educators ourselves, we know that teaching is hard work. Planning extra events or curriculum nights for families is proven to work in engaging families, but it’s tough to find time to plan events that are “outside the box” or different.Read More