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Meaningful Family Engagement
Nancy Angevine-Sands is a passionate advocate for deeper engagement in our schools. It's much more than Parent Engagement. It's about engaging the entire family! And it's about Nancy's ongoing exploration of "Why Family Engagement Matters."

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Supporting Racialized Families of Children with Disabilities ft. Sherron Grant

Sherron Grant is an educator and co-founder of Sawubona Africentric Circle of Support. The organization is dedicated to empowering racialized families of children with disabilities. In this episode, she discusses the barriers faced by Black parents…

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How Will We Teach ft. Michelle Munroe

Michelle Munroe is Central Co-Ordinator, Parent and Community Engagement at the Toronto District School Board. She answers the VoicED question “How will we teach in a post-pandemic world?”. Michelle was recently named one of 2022’s 100 Accomplished…

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Shifting Power is Equity Work ft. Dr Ann Ishimaru

Dr Ann Ishimaru, Associate Professor at the University of Washington College of Education is Nancy’s guest for 2 episodes. In this first one, she discusses her research on family engagement in education systems that are anything but neutral. Dr….

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Building Collective Capacity Through Family Engagement ft. Dr Ann Ishimaru

Dr Ann Ishimaru, Associate Professor at the University of Washington College of Education is Nancy’s guest for 2 episodes. In this first one, she discusses her research on family engagement in education systems that are anything but neutral. Dr….

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My Name is an Address – Ekuwah Moses

Ekuwah Mend Moses is a teacher and family engagement specialist from Clark County Nevada. Albion Mends was a lecturer in Religious and African Studies at the University of Central Missouri. Ekuwah’s children’s book “My Name is an Address” encourages…

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Community Engagement – Go to Them And They Will Be There PT 2 ft. Rick Kelly

Rick Kelly, Executive Director of “Just Us: A Centre for Restorative Justice” Practices”, returns to explain how the children’s book “Stone Soup” links to his work with families and community.

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Community Engagement – Go to Them And They Will Be There ft. Rick Kelly

Rick Kelly, Executive Director of “Just Us: A Centre for Restorative Justice Practices” shares how a project he led in Rexdale brought the ecosystems of school and community together, benefiting families, students, educators and community.

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It’s Okay to Not be Okay – Mental Health and Wellness

Heather Johnson and Imani Hennie-Hamadi are Mental Health Leads with the Toronto District School Board. This has been a busy, stressful, and yet, inspiring year for them as they support students, educators and families. Their work and observations are…

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School, Families and Weight Neutral Well-Being

Elizabeth TIngle is a researcher and instructor at the University of Calgary. Listen to these “The Podclass” episodes for more information on creating practices that encourage well-being for students, teachers and families:…

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What’s Trust Got to Do with It? ft. Steve Hall

Steve Hall is an educator and lecturer at Staffordshire University in Britain. In this episode, he talks about his “Parent Voice” project – how trust allowed parents, teachers and community members to identify learning issues and find solutions…

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