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
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
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
Go from holiday backtrack --> winter breakthrough!Read More
If your parent outreach attempts have resulted in crickets, or worse - complaints! - this is for you.Read More
We all know it's easier sometimes, actually most of the time, to decide something and then carry it out by yourself. Have you ever decided how to teach a lesson and then asked 14 friends what they think?Read More
"We really should have started family engagement sooner. The whole State of Tennessee is moving towards a voucher system."Read More