Imagine If... is a nice guest post over at the Sheila Speaking blog.
It’s written by Nancy Angevine-Sands and Michelle Munroe, and shares some important ideas that educators might want to keep in mind.
Here’s how it starts:
parents as partners wasn’t thinking outside the box; it was just making the box bigger
parents were not perceived as hovering helicopters
when principals heard “engagement” they thought “welcome in” and not “run for the hills”
parent engagement meant more than council meetings, going on trips and donating money