Collaborating with Families
By taking a patient approach, having a supportive attitude, and creating a welcoming atmosphere, mentors can take common misconceptions and turn them into opportunities for action. These actions are specific strategies that can be used to facilitate relationship-building and communication with families.
C&C mentors focus on four specific strategies:
- enhancing home-school communication
- home visits
- responding to parents' questions and concerns
- encouraging home support for learning