Teachers: Connecting family learning across settings is a two-page tip sheet that provides some research-based suggestions that will help teachers foster their students’ natural interests and help families to find opportunities to engage in.
This report is part of the Families Learning Across Boundaries (FamLAB) project that surveyed 407 library professionals, 1,550 parents, and 600 pre-K-8 teachers in the United States to learn how they support children’s learning. from 3 to 12 years old in their communities.
Teachers do much more than instruct children in the classroom. They also play an important role in supporting learning across settings: at school, home, and throughout the community. Teachers can guide parents to discover local resources and activities for their kids that fit their schedules, budgets, and transportation needs.