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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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Finding the Balance

Anna Sidiropoulos and Nadia Judunath are parent leaders, community activists and, most importantly, mothers. They returned to the podcast to speak with Nancy about the highs and lows of distance learning, engaging school families remotely and just…

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Opening the Windows to Opportunity ft. Steve Hall

Steve Hall is a Senior Lecturer at Staffordshire University in Britain and a reflective learning practitioner. In this episode, he shares his work as a Principal, going beyond the walls of the school to embrace the opportunities available in community…

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Immigrant Connections ft. Laura Gardner

Laura Gardner, founder of “Immigrant Connections” in Washington D.C., works to build the capacity of teachers and school systems to engage immigrant families in their children’s education.

https://www.immigrantsrefugeesandschools.org/

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Family Engagement is still Possible ft. Aviva Dunsiger

Aviva Dunsiger is a kindergarten teacher in the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. She discusses how Covid affected the family engagement work she and her teaching partner, Paula, regularly make a part of their pedagogy, what they’ve learned…

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School Councils—Pandemic-Style

In this episode, parent leaders Sophie Luxton, Nadia Judunath and Anna Sidiropoulos speak with Nancy about the challenges faced by their School Councils after the Covid shutdown. Their work supporting families hit roadblocks as avenues of…

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Ted Amendt

Dr. Ted Amendt, Director of Board Development for the Saskatchewan School Boards Association, is the author of “Evaluating School Community Councils.” His findings and recommendations are valid in any jurisdiction and should be considered by anyone -…

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Max Antony Newman – Curriculum Expectations of Immigrant Parents PT 2

Dr Max Antony-Newman is an educational researcher specializing in immigrant parents, family engagement and social inequality related to both. His most recent paper on curriculum orientations may be found here:…

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Max Antony Newman – Curriculum Expectations of Immigrant Parents PT 1

Dr Max Antony-Newman is an educational researcher specializing in immigrant parents, family engagement and social inequality related to both. His most recent paper on curriculum orientations may be found here:…

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Reflections on Family Engagement

In this episode, Nancy reminisces wth three friends about their years of involvement in their children’s schools. Time was spent on fundraising and doing for the school. But the sense of community that developed resulted in valuable benefits for the…

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Julianne Lee

In this episode, Nancy speaks with Julianne Lee, co-chair of a School Council in the Toronto District School Board. Julianne, her co-chair and Principal are beginning a journey that they hope will shift the Council focus from fundraising to authentic…

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