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Stronger families, strong communities: personal connections

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Since January, the Education Solutions blog has shared the wisdom of past Toyota Teacher of the Year award winners. The importance of building trust and community has been explored. In conversations, award-winning teachers also emphasized the value of making personal connections with students and their families. Katy Kibbey of Michigan (2008) stated, “Nothing is more… Read more »

Building stronger families and stronger communities: community

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This blog is the sixth in a series based on the NCFL publication, Stronger Families, Stronger Communities. Communities support people in their professional and personal lives. People benefit from engaging in groups formed through common experiences. Family, friends, and colleagues can unite to form circles that support their members. We are stronger together than separate…. Read more »

Building stronger families and stronger communities: trust

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This is the 5th blog in a series based on the NCFL publication, Stronger Families, Stronger Communities. Many educators believe that working together and engaging families results in students being more successful. However, it can be difficult to put this belief into practice. It takes work and effort. When past Toyota Family Teacher of the… Read more »