You have been asked by your administrator to develop a PowerPoint presentation (10-15 slides) for the staff that will give concrete examples, suggestions and ideas to create a more inviting family-school climate at your site. Your principal understands your desire to make change at your school site and has shown you additional research stating that family involvement supports student success. In order for your staff to buy-in to this new paradigm they must have the background knowledge and specific examples to understand the necessity of change. Therefore your presentation must include all of the following:
-Information regarding the influence of families on children's school success
-The importance of understanding that the family/parents are the expert regarding their child
-Knowledge of possible family stressors and resources to share with families
-A general understanding of culturally responsive teaching
-An approach to link your school and family with your community
-An understanding of how culture influences an educational setting and how to support these differences
-The importance of becoming connected with students' families and one activity to support this relationship
-How to use family-school problem solving with culturally diverse families
-Background information regarding culture and disability
The purpose of the PowerPoint is to persuade your co-workers of the importance of creating an inviting school climate.
Culturally responsive classroom PowerPoints are examined. The importance of understanding the family/parents expert regarding a child is provided.