This section lists all the direct quotations used in the module to foster initial thinking about the thrust of the module.
“Communication is essential to building parent engagement. What parents know and perceive about the school depends on what they see, hear and read.”
“Direct communication, seeking information from parents about what they want and need for their child’s success, helps build strong school-family connections.”
“Effective communication helps break down barriers by establishing a common language and understanding of student progress, which, in turn, helps to create a culture of high expectations that is shared by students, parents, and educators.”
“As teachers, we understand that asserting ourselves in a way that communicates our right to be treated with respect and kindness is a vital part of healthy communication. We also recognize that others’ right to be treated with that same respect and kindness is equally important.”
Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions (COPA) & Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF). (2011, p. 85). Creating safe schools: A bullying prevention guide for teachers. Toronto, Canada: COPA/OTF.