OUR DIVERSITY: Engagement, Alliances And Excellence!
Author: JaDonnia B.
An educator, counselor and parent, my personal and professional interests center around cultural diversity, family and youth and the interconnected systems they navigate every day. Identifying strategies and evidence-based family engagement practices and policies, my aim is to broaden perspectives, foster empathy, and build capacity. Offering 'food for thought' and inviting discussion, I also highlight seldom discussed 'truths'. The home and schools are the two most powerful settings where societal change is made possible.
A holistic culturally-responsive approach to teaching, learning and engaging others begins with respect. I promote curricular diversity in formal learning settings! Collaboration with families is necessary, because parents hold the master key that unlocks doors to child health and wellness, academic achievement, and believe it or not, teacher excellence and stronger school communities.