Successful Family Engagement in the Classroom: What teachers need to know and be able to do to engage families in raising student achievement (2011) & Classroom Family Engagement Rubric (Harvard Family Research Project)


Flamboyan Foundation has reviewed the research and identified case examples of teachers who do an excellent job of engaging families in their children’s learning. From this work emerged a classroom rubric that breaks family engagement into three interdependent pieces: 1) teacher beliefs and mindsets, 2) relationships and communication, and 3) investing families in student goals and helping them monitor progress and support learning.

This rubric provides districts, school leaders, and teachers with a clear picture of what effective family engagement looks like in the classroom. A concrete description of how teachers demonstrate strong family engagement through their conversations and daily practice gives these stakeholders a vision of success to guide their work.


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