Let’s imagine for a moment that you are on a trip. Some friends, a family etc. are going away for a weekend, a week, two weeks. They can get to where you are going by car. There is not need to fly. So the days comes for everyone to get into their cars and head to where they are going to spend your vacation.
The group is almost at the destination when they realize that the bridge leading to their set destination isn’t complete. How are they going to get to vacation spot destination if they can’t across to the other side?
Sadly, the group is now separated from where they want to be. How could this of happened. It is eventually discovered that those involved in building that bridge have not come together to do so. This unfortunately prevents the from reaching their destination.
Now take this story and make a child the subject of the story. In this scenario; the individuals who didn’t complete the bridge are the child’s teachers and parents. The results of which can be much more serious than someone not reaching their vacation destination.
Family engagement/partnership is more than getting families to show up at their child’s school. It’s about getting families to want to open up and have interest in getting to know their child’s teachers. When this happens, the possibilities for a child’s success become endless.