TALKINGPOINTS COMMUNITY

  • Ms. Carter – Connecting teachers and families

    Ms. Carter is a second grade teacher in Los Angeles, CA. Two years ago, her school adopted TalkingPoints and she’s seen a complete change in her parents’ involvement. Before TalkingPoints, Ms. Carter found it difficult to reach parents and get their buy-in, due to language......

  • Mr. Khabushani – Connecting teachers and families

    Mr. Khabushani is a middle school history teacher in Los Angeles, CA. He learned about TalkingPoints from his school principal and used it communicate with families in their home languages. His goal was to send more individual messages through TalkingPoints, since the previous school year,......

  • TalkingPoints – WestEd Study Report:
    TalkingPoints Increases Parent Engagement for Student Success

    Strong parent-teacher partnerships are key to supporting students’ success in the classroom. When teachers and parents are in regular communication about students’ needs, progress and successes, students feel supported, motivated to try their best and do significantly better in school. A study by Westat and......

  • Sending Positive Messages Home Improves Student & Parent Engagement

      Ms. Eganhouse, Instructional Coach, IA   Last year, Ms. Eganhouse was an elementary school teacher and building technology specialist in Des Moines, Iowa. She had heard about TalkingPoints from her graduate school course on building strong school communities and decided to try it out,......

  • Building New Partnerships with Parents through TalkingPoints

        Ms. Rufenacht is an ESOL teacher in Fayette County, Georgia. She had learned about TalkingPoints from her district’s ESOL department last fall and has actively used it to communicate and build partnerships with her students’ parents, regardless of the languages they speak. Ms. Rufenacht......

  • TalkingPoints is a Game Changer for Parent Communication

      Ms. Nerstheimer is an ELL Teacher from South Kingston, Rhode Island, who found TalkingPoints while looking for resources online to support communication and home/school collaboration with her non-English speaking families. She used to teach at a dual immersion school that had many translation resources......

  • TalkingPoints is Immediately Effective and Easy to Use

        Ms. Cardenas is a middle school ESL teacher from Knoxville, Tennessee. She had learned about TalkingPoints from another teacher at her school who had just started using it for parent communication.  She set up her class and sent a few messages to her......