Teacher Home Visits: The Importance of Sharing a Meal is a nice post in Education Week by a teacher in Minnesota.
Here’s the last paragraph:
That home visit was the best way for me to get to know Omar and his family. It made the task of teaching him come alive by attaching their story, their life, to him. There is nothing quite like sharing a meal with someone to bring you closer together. It is with that shared meal that I go out to teach Omar and his classmates every day.