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AF's Family Engagement Guiding Principals

  • Building relationships with parents is a fundamental responsibility for teachers and bolsters scholar achievement over the course of their academic career
  • The family-teacher relationship is a partnership; the balance of power and expertise does not weigh more heavily on one or the other
  • The family-teacher relationship is most powerful when it is a solutions-based partnership when defensiveness or blame are absent
  • Our previous experiences or biases shape the perspectives we have about family engagement and can lead to assumptions about what parents care about or believe in