Jenni Brasington

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If I could do my family engagement all over again...

Jenni Brasington October 18th, 2017

I've been out of the classroom for many years. But I think often about returning for an opportunity to do things differently. I would especially like a "do-over" on...

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September is the New January: Resolutions for Family Engagement

Jenni Brasington September 7th, 2017

We know that as soon as school supplies hit the store shelves, summer is over. Although January 1 is the official start of the New Year, many educators consider Back to...

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For Family Engagement, Not All Information Is Created Equal

Jenni Brasington March 30th, 2017

These questions should become the yardstick by which we measure what we display around the school, send home to families, or post on the school website and on social media...

Putting Out the Welcome Mat for Family-School Partnerships

Jenni Brasington February 16th, 2017

Define family engagement, so there is a consistent understanding among all staff—from educators to security and maintenance—of what it means to be “engaged.”

Family-Teacher Conferences: What You Need to Know

Jenni Brasington November 3rd, 2016

Successful conferences offer a platform for shared dialogue and meaningful exchange.

How to Assess Family Engagement Using Data, not Intuition

Jenni Brasington October 21st, 2016

Impactful school leaders rely on more than intuition and gut feelings when articulating a comprehensive family engagement strategy.