Professional Development Opinion

How Can Teachers Connect To Diverse Families?

By Larry Ferlazzo — April 24, 2013 1 min read
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Cheryl Suliteanu asks:

What are teachers doing to build communication, understanding, and empathy between teachers and families whose lives are dramatically different? Lifestyles, religion, poverty, and political views are just some of the differences we face daily - some teachers openly criticize families for the choices they’re making. It’s not only inappropriate, it’s counter-productive to student achievement. I’d like to know how others may be overcoming this challenge.

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