In Your Relationships, How Do You Communicate Your Needs?

Tips and strategies for building strong, healthy relationships and honestly expressing needs and emotions.

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21 Ways Schools Can Ramp-Up Engagement With Parents of Color

Family engagement is both a mystery and a solution for schools and the educators who work there. Many are challenged to  develop meaningful partnerships with parents and adult caregivers of students. Even more challenging  is involving parents of color. Traditionally, schools have operated from within a white middle class framework and a similarly standardized approach […]

How Can Teachers Begin to Connect with Students and Their Families?

In my first year teaching public school, I taught middle school as a Special Education teacher at an ‘urban’ school. By urban, of course that means a school with predominantly black and brown children, many of whom may live at or near poverty. Before I focus on the real subject, I just am curious about […]