THE BEST OF THE MARSHALL MEMO

Carefully chosen summaries to energize leadership, teaching, and learning

Partnering with Families


Parenting for School Success

  1. Early-childhood practices that prepare children to thrive in school
  2. Changing the way parents talk to their children
  3. Rethinking traditional ideas about parent involvement
  4. Unpacking the research on parental involvement

Home-School Communication

  1. Teachers making home visits
  2. Getting a foot in the door with text messages to parents
  3. Dealing with very difficult parents

Parent-Teacher Conferences

  1. Improving the quality of parent-teacher conferences
  2. A conference that didn't go so well
  3. Student-led parent conferences

Homework and At-Home Activities

  1. Rethinking homework
  2. A theory about homework
  3. A Boston school boosts home reading

Professional Learning Suggestions