Family Engagement Rubric

Family engagement is the number one driver of student success, but it is often difficult to set goals and measure results. We were excited to come across a free rubric by the Flamboyan Foundation. The rubric lays out three critical criteria for the central players in engagement, our teachers:

  1. Teacher beliefs and mindsets
  2. Trusting relationships
  3. Effective communication of academic information and progress

Many of the examples in the rubric center on cadence and clarity of sharing, relevance of information, and scheduling. Technology can help standardize and simplify this for your team. Using a central, secure place to share the right information at the right time with the right people can have a profound impact on your family engagement success. LivingTree’s platform was built to do this from any device in 100+ languages.

Effective Engagement Principles

The National Association for the Education of Young Children outlines six key principles used by exemplary programs. They’ve found that common practices lead to successful family engagement. These principles are outlined in detail along with profiles from the exemplary programs.

The six principles:

  1. Invite families to participate in decision making and goal setting for their child
  2. Engage families in two-way communication
  3. Engage families in ways that are truly reciprocal
  4. Provide learning activities for the home and in the community
  5. Invite families to participate in program-level decisions and wider advocacy efforts
  6. Implement a comprehensive program-level system of family engagement

LivingTree offers a system wide solution for two-way communication. Using appropriate technology for parent engagement allows the focus to stay on partnership and success principles!


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