Partnering with parents to improve school climate and student outcomes.

by Katy Smith

All Grades

In this series of videos, I share my experiences about the essential role that parents play in the educational ecosystem.

Part One: Introduction

In part one of the workshop, I advocate for supporting parents in their role as their child’s most important first teacher.

Part Two: Draw Your Dinner Table

In part two of the workshop, I ask participants to think more about parents and students by painting a picture of the activities in which a family engages during a typical dinner.

Part Three: Parent Education

In part three of the workshop, I outline the range of parent engagement activities – from PTA membership to parent-education classes – that invite parents to participate in the larger learning community.