Family & Community Engagement

“An often-untapped resource are the parents and families of the kids we teach. This investment at the beginning of the year pays off all school year. Parents and families will see you as their partner and advocate for their child and will be there for you when you need them.”                                                 

Sonia Galaviz, 2011 Award for Excellence in Teaching Awardee

Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education: Family and Community Engagement

Develop strategies to tap into family and community wisdom; develop strategies to tap into local resources; develop strategies to increase connections among families; identify community issues that impact classroom culture; and identify methods of culturally sensitive communication.
Professional Development Topic
Family & Community Engagement

Family Engagement

Most teachers have a technique or two in their back-to-school tool kits for introducing themselves to families and taking those first steps to engage parents and other caregivers in the classroom and the student learning process. And yet, family engagement is a year-long process.
Professional Development Topic
Family & Community Engagement