By Ready4K Content Leads, Fran Lartigue and Rebecca Honig Recently I discovered my new favorite media outlet. It’s called “What’s the News?” It’s broadcast live, via Google Classroom, every morning at 9:05 am. The reporters are all seven-year-olds. The host is Ms. F., their second-grade teacher. And the format is always the same. The newsContinue reading ““What’s the news?” Using Questions to Make At-Home Learning Easier”
By Rebecca Honig, Director of Content & Curriculum Parenting has a distinct lack of scaffolding. I remember the shock I felt three days after giving birth to my first child when the nurse came in and happily announced, “You get to go home today.” I was like, “Wait… what…. you’re just going to let meContinue reading “Scaffolding Parental Engagement”
By Maya Sussman, director of product I almost didn’t see the little girl on her Strider, sliding down the hill. I was so focused on my plan for getting up this steep hill, dodging kids just wasn’t on my radar. Thankfully, while I was panicking, she gave herself another scoot, propelling her bike in aContinue reading “An End to the Plan-ic”
By Curran Mahowald, Partner Success This back-to-school season, many educators are managing a tricky tension with their family engagement strategy. They want to provide as much support as possible to families without overwhelming them. And parents are getting lots of digital resources for at-home learning. As a result, many of our partners here at Ready4KContinue reading “Goldilocks Family Engagement”
During remote learning, parents are struggling to learn both the “what” and the “how”. But there are ways we can make it easier. Here are a few of our go-to “how” at-home learning strategies that can help your families, too.
By Maya Sussman, Director of Product Shiitake mushrooms, tortillas, and gouda cheese. Not a great start to a meal, but that’s what I had – as well as company on the way. A few hours later, I had shiitake enchiladas and happy guests. And a new appreciation for the creativity that can come with limitsContinue reading “Enchiladas and Equity”
130,000 parents. 150 organizations. What we learned from our largest survey yet.
“We’ve got to help.” Those four words captured how the whole ParentPowered team. Passionate about helping families support healthy childhood development, every member of our team asked the same question: how are we going to help?
When children continually stay engaged with active learning, they keep building the key habit of learning. They hold onto the important skills that will help them be ready to learn in the fall. Here’s some good news. It doesn’t take a lot to keep kids’ brains engaged and in the routine of learning.
It began with a request from a small rural coastal town. They needed a new way to support families facing some of the biggest challenges. Their community was experiencing trauma at a higher rate than the surrounding towns.