Today’s piece explores an exciting new tool that promises to solve one of the largest problems in the domain of parental engagement – communication between teachers and parents across language barriers. TalkingPoints is a multilingual texting platform that elegantly connects teachers and families in more than 20 different languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, French, Hmong, and Haitian Creole.
Given that the ELL student population is expected to triple by 2030, this is exactly the type of platform educators will need to ensure that families and parents are engaged in their child’s education. And best of all, it's free! If you’re teaching ELL students, TalkingPoints is a must-have tool for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year!Read More