Educational leaders in New Hampshire have been doing valuable work with the Right Question Institute’s School-Family Partnership Strategy as part of their broader work with family engagement.
Luz Santana, co-director of the Right Question Institute (RQI), conducted a workshop on February 9 with educators from NEA-NH, New Hampshire’s branch of the National Education Association.
Santana is co-author of Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions and is a nationally recognized advocate for developing more effective relationships between schools and families.
Many saw immediate opportunities to use the School-Family Partnership Strategy in some of the following situations:
- Working with groups of parents
- Conducting school events
- Holding parent-teacher conferences
- Working with staff and professional learning communities
RQI’s strategy distills more than 25 years of work in the field of family engagement. It’s an elegant approach that sharpens parents’ ability to formulate questions and participate effectively in decisions. These are skills that enhance parents’ ability to support, monitor, and advocate for their children.
Educators in New Hampshire have been at the forefront of exploring innovative ways to engage families, including their valuable work with RQI’s School-Family Partnership Strategy. Stay tuned for more family engagement news out of this state.