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Let's make engaging students and families beyond our classrooms a part of every lesson plan, Megan M. Allen writes.


Teacher Adrianne G. Williams cultivates an environment where she focuses on students' interpersonal qualities as well as their academic ones. The students see her effort, she says, and the parents follow.


Learning how to listen and act with empathy is radically different from assuming traditional roles of teachers as experts, John M. Holland writes.


By building relationships and keeping the communication lines open and honest, parents feel included and involved in their child's education, teacher Beth Adreon says.


When teachers open up their classrooms and their teaching to parents, they build mutual trust and respect and avoid the nasty business of conflict, Eoin Lenihan writes.


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