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ERIC Number: EJ1152813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Welcome Families by Focusing on Strengths
Minkel, Justin
Educational Leadership, v75 n1 p71-74 Sep 2017
Families of struggling students, this teacher in a high-poverty school knows, feel defensive and hurt when communications with their child's school focus mainly on that child's deficits. This is especially true for families from poverty or immigrant backgrounds--and affirming the latter families is important in the current climate of hostility toward immigrants. Minkel describes three key ways teachers can shift the focus to students' strengths and take that more positive message to parents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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