Preparing Teachers for Family Engagement is the headline of the newest free email newsletter from the Family Involvement Network of Educators from Harvard.
Here’s a short excerpt of their description of what’s included:
Elise Trumbull, EdD, co-creator of the Bridging Cultures Project, discusses the challenges of communicating with families from different cultural backgrounds. She presents a framework to help teachers understand cultural patterns, as well as guidelines for cross-cultural parent–teacher conferences. We also feature two innovative methods for training teachers to communicate with families in Voices from the Field: Carol St. George, a visiting assistant professor at the University of Rochester, discusses an innovative method for parent–teacher collaboration in elementary school literacy learning, and we follow up with Maria Paredes from Creighton School District in Arizona, first profiled last fall, about her work preparing teachers to share student data with families through Academic Parent–Teacher Teams.