Family Engagement as a Critical Practice for Anti-bias Education: Training for Schools from Tolerance.org
This self-guided learning website for educators from tolerance.org includes 4 sections on family and community engagement.
“Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.”
The content includes:
- “Critical practices for anti-bias education: shows how teachers can take action and create the conditions that bring the key components of culturally responsive pedagogy to life
- Critical practices for anti-bias education: Family and Community Engagement: Develop strategies to tap into family and community wisdom; develop strategies to tap into local resources; develop strategies to increase connections among families; identify community issues that impact classroom culture; and identify methods of culturally sensitive communication.
- Family engagement: Most teachers have a technique or two in their back-to-school tool kits for introducing themselves to families and taking those first steps to engage parents and other caregivers in the classroom and the student learning process. And yet, family engagement is a year-long process.
- Grassroots parent organizing: Tips for using grassroots organizing to engage your school’s parents.”