Teachers: Connecting Family Learning Across Boundaries

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. The Families Learning Across Boundaries (FamLAB) Project surveyed 407 library professionals, 1,550 parents, and 600 pre-K through grade 8 teachers in the United States about how they support 3–12-year-old children’s learning in their communities.

This two-page tipsheet provides some research-based suggestions that will help teachers foster their students’ natural interests and help families to find opportunities to engage in deeper learning.

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