Fostering Parent-Teacher Collaboration with Helen Westmoreland | By: Committee for Children Apple Podcasts RSS Show Notes In this episode of the Grow Kinder® podcast, host Andrea Lovanhill speaks with Helen Westmoreland, the Director of Family Engagement at the National Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and cohost of the Notes from the Backpack podcast. In this enlightening conversation, Andrea and Helen dig into the world of family engagement, education, and the power of social-emotional learning (SEL). We discuss why it’s important for parents to not only embrace SEL, but to also champion it, and Helen shares inspiring examples of successful parent-teacher collaborations. Listeners will also learn strategies for how they can support SEL during the school year and beyond. And Helen provides valuable recommendations for parents, caregivers, and educators, offering insights into how they can nurture SEL in their schools and communities year after year. To learn more about the National PTA’s Center for Family Engagement, click here. To sign up with Committee for Children to advocate for children’s social-emotional well-being, click here. Stay tuned for more episodes on our thought-provoking journey throughout this new season. To listen to this season’s Grow Kinder podcast episodes, as well as more episodes from our archives, visit GrowKinderPodcast.org. Don’t forget to engage with us by filling out our listener survey. We created this podcast for you, and your feedback is invaluable. Keep an eye on your podcast feeds for the new season, and in the meantime, remember to Grow Kinder!