Your reading assignment for this unit outlines the importance of family involvement to student success. However, the challenge for teachers is how to develop collaborative relationships with culturally diverse families.
- Discuss the Family Systems Model and how this model can guide teachers in developing strategies for establishing collaborative relationships with parents and families.
- Describe some of the proactive and reactive strategies that can be used to develop these collaborative relationships.
- Contrast family involvement versus family engagement and discuss how a teacher might encourage family engagement through communication. What impact does family engagement have on student success?
- Identify the three components of academic optimism. How does academic optimism impact teacher effectiveness?