I had my first interview with a Year 1 teacher this week. It was pretty eye opening - and I am so excited for the opportunity that lies ahead. During a 15 minute interview her feedback eloquently and succinctly summed up my research: Our beginning teachers have inadequate training to engage families.
The next two months will provide an amazing opportunity, both as a researcher and participant learning about what beginning teachers need to work with families. I am excited and nervous - I feel a heavy sense of responsibility to do this at a level that WILL help each of these teachers engage families in a deeper way!