Fostering Parent-Teacher Collaboration with Helen Westmoreland

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.

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