Getting Families Engaged in the Classroom

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Research tells us that when families are engaged in their children's learning, great things happen. But what does it look like when families and educators are working together? To find out, we're talking with Dr. Karen L. Mapp from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (and co-author of Powerful Partnerships: A Teacher’s Guide to Engaging Families for Student Success). We'll also hear from Dana McDonough, the 2016 New York State Teacher of the Year, who shares ways that she works to engage her students' families and the community at large in her classroom.

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Guests:

  • Dr. Karen L. Mapp is a senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Faculty Director of the Education Policy and Management Master’s Program. She is also co-author of the new book for educators Powerful Partnerships: A Teacher’s Guide to Engaging Families for Student Success
  • Dana McDonough is the 2016 State Teacher of the Year from New York. She is a district literacy specialist in Newburgh, NY.

Special thanks:

  • Music composed by Lucas Elliot Eberl
  • Sound mix and editing by Daniel Jordan and Christopher Johnson
  • Produced by Emily Morrow