4. Promote Meaningful Interaction

long-term goalsTeachers know that getting students to talk about their school day can feel like pulling teeth. Simple posts on your class social media page that say things like “Ask your child what we did to learn about force today!” or “Please ask your kiddos about the funny thing that happened in class this morning!” can create more meaningful dialogue within families. Add a section to your classroom newsletter where you share one of your own long-term goals, and then provide monthly updates on your progress and encourage families to do the same in their conversations at home.