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Successful Partnerships

Tips for Effective Collaboration Between Families and Schools

            • All members are treated as equals
            • Focus on common interest rather than differences
            • Use awareness training to jump-start collaboration
            • Establish goals through a group process of team interaction and agreement
            • Equity of task distribution
            • Consensus decision-making
            • Ongoing problem-solving
            • Identify and recognize each team members resources, talents, and skills
            • Encourage risk taking and creativity