Where does this fit into my work?

  • 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, particularly families of color or from low socio-economic backgrounds

Supplemental Resources for School Leaders

Interested in delivering this professional development to your own staff? Below are the presentation materials used this summer during an Achievement First professional development for current school leaders. Please feel free to use these as resources to edit so that you can cater to your own school and staff.



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