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On the Same Team

Bringing Educators and Underrepresented Families Together

The urgency for educators to commit to diversity and equity work in their schools calls for a framework that will help narrow achievement and opportunity gaps. This book offers the guidance you need to nurture strong family-school partnerships that are essential for student success.

Benefits

  • Differentiate between family involvement in schools and the authentic, mutually beneficial collaborative partnerships behind FET teams.
  • Facilitate a successful and inspiring launch of the framework with key preparation steps.
  • Prepare for common roadblocks and identify potential barriers to successful implementation.
  • Foster the habits and skills behind a successful FET team leader.
  • Use team-building activities, as well as sample email messages, questions to ask primary caregivers, calendars, timelines, and other practical resources.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Understanding Families and Educators Together Teams
Chapter 2: Building Your Teams
Chapter 3: Preparing for the Launch
Chapter 4: Making Your First FET Meeting a Success
Chapter 5: Being a Great Team Leader
Chapter 6: Taking Action and Sustaining the Momentum
Epilogue
Appendix A: Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix B: Organizational Tools
Appendix C: Outreach Materials
Appendix D: Meeting Activities

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Introduction

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

Books

  • Conzemius, A., & O’Neill, J. (2005). The Power of SMART goals. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., & Eaker, R. (1998). Professional Learning Communities at Work: Best practices for enhancing student achievement. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., Many, T. W., & Mattos, M. (2016). Learning by doing: A handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (3rd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Weaver, L., & Wilding, M. (2013). The 5 dimensions of engaged teaching: A practical guide for educators. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.