Best practices for a great school-community collaboration

Previously, we discussed why building school-community partnerships is important and how it benefits students and teachers alike. 

In a nutshell, the most significant advantage is providing real-life examples, so students have a better idea of what they are learning. This type of collaboration also makes lessons more relevant for students. Additionally, it’s an excellent way for teachers to develop professionally by keeping in touch with like-minded collaborators. 

Overall, schools that offer this opportunity to their students are more likely to motivate them and make lessons more captivating. A great school-community collaboration showcases the many different career options students have once they finish school. 

At the same time, I know that building stronger connections isn’t easy, as teachers need the school’s support and to work around the community partners’ schedules. That is why we will discuss the different strategies you can use to make this happen! First off, where are the learning partners? 

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