the state or condition of being a partner; participation; association; joint interest
To foster a climate of instructional excellence, individual growth, and community partnerships
I wasn't aware of how much, despite how often I involve parents, I was neglecting a huge portion of my students' literacy development by simply not asking the right questions when talking to their caregivers.
An unequal partnership... if really even a partnership at all?
To do a better job not only conveying information about literacy to my students' caregivers, but also illiciting information from my students' caregivers because as I read in Orellena et all: Parents and teachers talk about literacy and success, "Literacy acquisition does not take place simply in the heads of individuals. What children learn about the meanings and uses of print and print-related practices is shaped by their daily life experiences and the interactions that they have with people and print in the world around them."
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Posted by Blair at 11:11 AM