By Françoise Lartigue, Ready4K Content Manager “Franchise Latrine.” This was the name that appeared at the top of the first college assignment. And I almost turned it in. Luckily, I had my roommate proof it and she dissolved in a fit of laughter when she saw the mistake. Disaster averted! When I was an undergrad,Continue reading “Home Language Matters”
A year of trauma-informed family engagement surveys means lots of key insights. See what families have to say for yourself.
By Curran Mahowald, Ready4K Partnerships Manager When you sit down to dinner after a long day at work, do you immediately begin to unpack your day to a captive audience of your spouse, children, or dog? Or are you laser-focused on the task of consuming your meal, making eye contact with no one but yourContinue reading “Same Ocean, Different Boats: Eight* Common School Planning Themes”
By Heer Shaikh, Program Success Manager for Distance Learning Over the last 12 months, I’ve had the opportunity to bear witness to the journey of thousands of educators and hundreds of thousands of families. As Partner Success Manager for Distance Learning at Ready4K, I’ve talked to educators who have completely reinvented the learning experience duringContinue reading “Reimagining Family Engagement”
When my friend asked what I could bring to her Halloween picnic I texted back without a moment’s hesitation: dessert! I was planning to go dressed as a finalist from the Great British Baking Show, so a beautifully-decorated cake practically was my costume. I spent the week leading up to Halloween watching reruns from CakeContinue reading “Perfect Recipe for Low-Stress School Data Analysis”
By Françoise Lartigue, Ready4K Content Manager We’ve been trying to follow a chore chart in my house. I resisted for a while, mostly because I liked the idea of being able to ask one of my children to do something and watch it happen. Talk about a high level of parental satisfaction! Except… that itContinue reading “How We Build Math Moments at Home”
By Rebecca Honig and Françoise Lartigue, Ready4K Content Leaders As we get farther into a school year so disrupted by the pandemic, research is beginning to emerge on areas in which students seem to be experiencing the largest loss. Initial findings suggest that math may be at the top of the list. Three studies basedContinue reading “The Mathephant in the Room”
The screeching started at 6:00am on a Monday morning. I raced to my son’s room following the sound. In my sleepy state I couldn’t tell if it was anguish or joy. When I arrived, I found him sitting, arms raised in the air, like he had just won something BIG. “Mom!” he said when heContinue reading “That Friday Dance Feeling”
By Curran Mahowald, Marketing & Partner Success Manager “A book lets you zoom from time or place. But don’t bother packing. You can stay in one place!” These iconic words from Lavar Burton of Reading Rainbow have taken on new significance in a time of shelter in place and travel restrictions. But at Ready4K, we’reContinue reading “8 Children’s Books to Warm Your Heart This Winter”
The lessons we’ve learned will help you get community resources into families’ hands. As importantly, it will get those resources used by the families that need them.