This is the second of three articles about building bridges between the school and home/community. Read the first post here.
In my early years working in an urban school district, I had caregivers come to me all the time asking for ways to help their kids at home after school. These parents had varied education backgrounds, and I had to get really creative so I could meet the needs of some of my families. Some parents were homeless, spoke a language other than English, worked multiple jobs, or were stay-at-home and could only meet me in school (where I tutored) during after hours. How could I make sure to meet the needs of all these families without burning out or being time/resource consuming? Below are some tips to give caregivers and to keep families involved and invested in your student’s learning process.