Schools Don’t Own Education
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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Suma Din is a British educator, researcher and author of numerous books, including “Muslim Mothers and Their Children’s Schooling” (available on amazon.ca). She speaks with Nancy about the women she interviewed, their sense of identity and how their…

In the first of two episodes, Dr. Max Antony-Newman discusses how Eastern European immigrant families define family engagement and how their experiences are shared by other families that are not part of the dominant culture. Dr. Antony-Newman’s…

In the second of two episodes, Dr. Max Antony-Newman looks at Ontario policy papers linked to family engagement and whether they match the research and practices of Eastern European families. His findings are relevant for how we engage all families…

Jeromie Heath is a teacher, speaker and trainer based in Seattle, Washington. In this episode, he shares his practices for engaging families in learning. Jeromie knows that building strong relationships between school and home not only benefits…

In this episode, Nancy speaks with Rashmee Karnad-Jani about her MEd thesis research into mothering work as an invisible part of the process for transitions to high school. Her thesis may be found here:

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In this episode, Nancy speaks with Rashmee Karnad-Jani about her MEd thesis research into mothering work as an invisible part of the process for transitions to high school. Her thesis may be found here:…

Lana O’Reilly is a kindergarten teacher in Toronto. She had adopted the Reggio Emilia philosophy of the Third Teacher as a basis for her classroom and teaching. Her work relies on the use of nature, purposeful materials and her families.

Michelle Aarts and Jennifer Arp are two women who took their engagement in education to the highest level and became school trustees in the Toronto District School Board. In this podcast, they share what led them on the journey.

In the second of two episodes from the Parents as Partners Conference, Nancy interviews two principals about family engagement and the value of bringing families together.

In the first of two episodes from the Parents as Partners Conference, Nancy interviews three people who work to help students and families within their community. Their work reminds us that engagement and learning is not always about schooling. For…

Aviva Dunsiger returns to the podcast to talk about her latest initiative to engage families in learning. This time it involves the kindergarten play-based learning curriculum – and a whole lot of fun for all involved.

Camesha Fox is the founder of The Reading Partnership, serving families in east Toronto. http://readingpartnership.com/ In this episode, she talks about the TRP’s work teaching parents how to help their children read and why she is so passionate about…

Linda McNeil is a family engagement specialist, coach and speaker in Newcastle Australia.

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In this episode she speaks with Nancy about difficult conversations and what we need to understand to build bridges between…

In this episode, Karen Copeland and Kim Southern-Paulsen share insights gleaned from their work bringing together families, disabled students and educators. Their passion for inclusive education is contagious.
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