Strategy #1: Examine your own beliefs, attitudes and values...
Strategy #2: Learn about families...
Strategy #3: Develop curriculum connections...
Examine assumptions about parents and families
Tool: Exploring my assumptions
Survey families about goals, values in education
Tool: My child as a learner (Elementary)
Tool: My student as a learner (Secondary)
Involve students in making connections
Tool: Student inquiry projects
what "family" means
does "family" mean?
Ask your students about their family experiences
Tool: What kind of families are in our class?
Reach out to the community
your community's resources
Tool: Plan Cultural Exchange Events
Also see the Home, School and Community Partnerships Repertoire for additional ideas: Demographic Profile, Parent Stories