Use HEARD to Extend Classroom Learning to Home

It may be one of the least controversial statements in American education: Parent involvement can make a difference in a child’s education. And research shows that steps schools and teachers take to help families support their children’s learning at home can impact student achievement.

As a teacher, you have the option to add a Home-School Connection Prompt that helps families support the learning at home. And gives them the opportunity to comment about their experience, providing feedback on the lesson and giving other families ideas.

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Here’s how to create a Home-School Connection Prompt:

  1. Go to +CREATE at the top right.

  2. Click on Post or Announcement (more urgent, allows special functions)

  3. Complete your post, sharing a classroom learning, adding photos, etc.

  4. Click in the box under Home-School Connection Prompt. A few suggested prompts pop up to get you started.

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5. Click one to select it, and type to complete your prompt.

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6. Click Post in the blue box to send.

This is what the post will look like in the group feed:

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