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WHAT: Welcome to the Let’s Talk Transition! Family Engagement During the Transition to School discussion board! This discussion board is part of FINE Interactive— a component of Harvard Family Research Project’s (HFRP) Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE). We launched … Continue reading

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So that we can create a sense of community, we’d love to learn something about each of you. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Click on the comment link below to answer the following questions: What is your current … Continue reading

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Resource Exploration

We hope that you will use this board, in part, to find inspiration in existing resources. Select and explore one or two of the resources linked below: Resources: Ready for Success: Creating Collaborative and Thoughtful Transitions into Kindergarten Family Engagement … Continue reading

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Resource Bank

The links that we posted in Step 2 are just a few of the many resources that are available on the transition to school. We’re sure that you have a go-to resource that you reference during your transition planning. If … Continue reading

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Practice Depot

Good practices come in a variety of formats and can be adapted to the different needs of the families that you serve and the settings in which you work. In the comments, tell us following: What successful practices have you … Continue reading

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Goal Setting

Setting too many goals at the same time can be overwhelming. As you get started, we suggest setting one specific goal for engaging families during the transition to school. As you create your goal, consider some of the following: Did … Continue reading

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As people learn new strategies, they need to be ready to implement them (source). Readiness generally refers to one’s past experiences with specific topics, level of stress or comfort, self-efficacy, and openness to change. Ask yourself the following to see … Continue reading

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