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Authentically Engaged Families
A Collaborative Care Framework for Student Success



© 2017 | 160 pages | Corwin

Create a plan to connect with every family!

There’s no doubt that family engagement makes a world of difference for teachers and students—but connecting with parents of various ethnic, socioeconomic, or cultural backgrounds can be challenging for educators. Calvalyn Day’s groundbreaking book offers clear instructions for building strong relationships, beginning effective dialogues, strategizing, and monitoring progress. 

Through the author’s perspective as a parent, counselor, and advisor to families at risk, readers will discover

  • A step-by-step approach to family engagement developed for K-12 educators, including teachers, counselors, administrators and others
  • Complete how-to’s for creating and carrying out a family engagement plan based on the author’s Vision, Plan, Action model
  • Tools including a Parent Meeting Agenda, a Parent Empathy Map, an Educator Needs Assessment, and more

Whether you work at a small rural school, in a large urban district, or anywhere in between, this invaluable book offers wisdom—and smart strategies—that will transform the experience for your students and their families, and lead to sustainable success.

Authentically Engaging Families is a wonderful guide for all those interested in engaging parents in the educational process in a variety of essential and creative ways.”
Nina Orellana, MTSS Coordinator
Palm Bay Academy Charter School

“This book presents a much-needed illustration of why educators MUST improve family engagement and how educators can put these evidence-based approaches into practice.”
Denise Michelle Voelker, Coordinator of Education and Training Programs
University of Florida
 
Publisher’s Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
Chapter 1: Parent Engagement 101
 
Chapter 2: Understanding Parents
 
Chapter 3: Defining the Goals
 
Chapter 4: Communication
 
Chapter 5: Program Components
 
Chapter 6: Expanding the Tools in Your Toolbox
 
Chapter 7: Putting It All Together
 
References and Further Readings
 
Index

Authentically Engaged Families includes ideas and suggestions given for schools to consider in developing strong parental engagement programs. Day encourages schools to self-examine their beliefs and practices in light of meeting the needs of parents and families

 

Rosemarie Young, Retired Principal
Kentucky Association of Elementary School Principals

Authentically Engaged Families is a much-needed illustration of why educators MUST improve family engagement and how educators can put these evidence-based approaches into practice.

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Authentically Engaged Families
Authentically Engaged Families
Denise Michelle Voelker, Coordinator of Education and Training Programs
University of Florida

Day presents a much-needed description of current expectations of schools and parents, as well as many creative strategies to get the two working collaboratively for student success. Authentically Engaging Families is a wonderful guide for all those interested in engaging parents in the educational process in a variety of essential ways. 

Nina Orellana, MTSS Coordinator
Palm Bay Academy Charter School

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter 1 - Parent Engagement 101


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ISBN: 9781506327068
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