Family and Student Engagement
A huge part of developing a system of support for students is making decisions. Decisions are made about what education to provide and how. In order to build effective systems that benefit every single student, we need to talk to the students and families that we serve.
We all have a perspective and point of view based on our own experiences, knowledge and understanding. You’ve heard the saying “walk a mile in their shoes”. Well in schools we need to understand the journey each child is on and come to understand their view and outlook. I love this example that comes from the book “You’re It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When it Matters Most”.