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How to break down communication barriers between teachers and families

Collaborating with parents can enrich the dialogue around educational challenges and seed ideas that can lead to innovation. Yet engaging with parents to learn their values, perspectives, and experiences (Practices M1, C1, and C2) can also be challenging—for multiple reasons. This article on identifies six common barriers that can make it difficult for parents to be active collaborators and lays out potential solutions for navigating around those barriers.


   20 minutes

   By: Amanda Morin,

   K-12 educators | Leader-prep

Making connections:

Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.

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