How Many Good Deeds Are on Your List For the Year?

 It is always pleasantly surprising to hear about someone who has gone out of their way to do a good deed for someone else. It reaffirms our belief that people do still care enough to do good deeds for others. The world is not going to "Hell in a hand basket"! Showing empathy and helping other people … Continue reading How Many Good Deeds Are on Your List For the Year?

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How to Practice Culturally-Responsive Family Engagement

As our schools become increasingly more diverse, both linguistically and culturally, effectively engaging all families becomes an ever-growing challenge.  Effective family engagement is an ongoing, comprehensive, purposeful, and relentless process designed to ensure parents’ connection to the school’s culture, purpose, and organization. Yet meaningful parental involvement has traditionally eluded schools. It is typically limited to … Continue reading How to Practice Culturally-Responsive Family Engagement

Here’s How to “Go Home” to Families

I get it! Educators, teachers in particular, are hesitant, reluctant even, to conduct home visits to families of students. Though grounded in fear, and the uncertainty of change, it will be considered a necessary component of teaching. Learning is not confined to a building dedicated to educate children. Learning occurs in all environments-anytime, anywhere. As … Continue reading Here’s How to “Go Home” to Families

Family Team Conferences: An Overview

  In most states, if your family is receiving any preventive services you will be invited to attend Family Team Conferences, and play an important role in any decision made about your family. What is a Family Team Conference? A family team conference is a meeting organized by your local Children and Family Services agency that brings together … Continue reading Family Team Conferences: An Overview