Resources for Educators

Educator Resources

May Family Literacy Calendar

Our family literacy calendars are designed to reinforce reading fundamentals and the love of reading. Flowers, gardening… and ... read more

Self-Regulation Activities for Young Children

Between the ages of 2 and 6, we humans undergo one of the most dramatic developmental shifts of our lifetimes, transforming from ... read more

Building Empathy in Young Children

Empathy, defined as feeling and acting out of compassion for others, is not an inherent human trait, but a skill that built over time. ... read more

Keys to Building Positive Relationships with Families

Relationships nurture the partnerships that are needed for children to succeed in school. Positive relationships between families and ... read more

Novak: What is Universal Design?

MASFEC is pleased to unveil a new resource on family engagement, developed in partnership with Katie Novak, internationally recognized ... read more

Universal Design for Family Engagement

MASFEC is pleased to unveil a new resource on family engagement, developed in partnership with Katie Novak, internationally recognized ... read more

Visions of Community Virtual Conference

Visions of Community, the annual conference of the Federation for Children with Special Needs, offers unparalleled information and ... read more

What is Family Engagement? Jen’s View

I was an educator in multiple settings before becoming a parent and have experienced family engagement on both ends of the spectrum. I ... read more

Talking to Children About Violence at the US Capitol

In the wake of the events of January 6th, 2021, many of our educators, families, and children will struggle in the coming weeks. As ... read more

Curriculum: Tech Basics for ESOLs

MASFEC Partner English for New Bostonians has developed a new curriculum for teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages ... read more

Small Children, Big Feelings

Between the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread financial struggles caused by quarantine and lockdown, drawn-out conflicts over the ... read more

Google Classroom Help

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Help for IXL Learning

Are your children using IXL for remote learning? Do you need some help navigating IXL? Here are some useful resources: IXL Parent ... read more

Engaging Engagement?

Let’s start by wondering who the families are that we serve and why families, schools and educators might want to partner. Seems ... read more

Family Engagement is Making Headlines

A number of education journals and news websites have focused on the subject of family engagement since hybrid and fully-remote ... read more

Helping Your Child with Financial Literacy

Build your kids’ money skills! This site has games and activities that can help your children and young adults gain money skills. You ... read more

An Indigenous Reading List for Thanksgiving

At Thanksgiving time, all over the country, children in the early grades will learn the story of the Mayflower. Unfortunately, the most read more

An Election Reading List

This November’s election is poised to be one of the most turbulent in recent memory. Even if you haven’t explicitly told your youngest ... read more

What is Family Engagement? Sherri’s view

If you ask a roomful of people to define family engagement, you often get a roomful of answers! I’ve found many people have their own ... read more

Positive Solutions for Educators: Free Train the Trainer

We are excited to provide this 10 hour virtual course for educators. Upon completion, educators will be prepared to launch a Positive ... read more

Welcome to MASFEC!

Welcome to the Massachusetts Statewide Family Engagement Center (MASFEC)!  MASFEC strengthens the capacity of educators, families, and ... read more

Introducing Mindful Mondays for Educators

Introducing Mindful Mondays! The school year has started, and many of us are feeling overwhelmed. Come join other educators from across read more

School Reopening Resources for Teachers

Educators, we’d like to welcome you back to the school year with some strategies to build family engagement during remote and ... read more

Connecting With English-Learner Families: 5 Ideas to Help Schools

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Council for Exceptional Children – Resources for Teaching Remotely

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Dual Capacity Framework Version 2

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Ten Ideas for Engaging Parents

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The Center for Family Engagement

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Family Engagement: Resource Roundup

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Effective Strategies for Engaging Parents: Real-Life Experiences that Make a Difference

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Understanding Childhood Trauma

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Dispelling the Myth of “English Only”: Understanding the Importance of the First Language in Second Language Learning

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Beyond Random Acts: Family, School, and Community Engagement as an Integral Part of Education Reform

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Taking It To the Next Level: Strengthening and Sustaining Family Engagement through Integrated, Systemic Practice

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Beyond caring: Mapping the gaps between expert, public, practitioner, and policymaker understandings of family, school, and community engagement

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From Caring to Conditions: Strategies for effectively communicating about family, school, and community engagement (A FrameWorks Framing Brief )

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Parental Effort, School Resources, and Student Achievement

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A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement

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Share the Message:Read! Communication Resource Guide

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Literacy Instruction

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Barriers to Parent-School Involvement for Early Elementary Students

The purpose of this report The purpose of this report is to describe basic descriptive statistics on barriers to parent-school ... read more