The sixth guiding principle of the Responsive Classroom approach states, “Partnering with families—knowing them and valuing their contributions—is as important as knowing the children we teach.” The relationship between teachers and parents is an essential component in student success. Students experience greater success in school when the adults who care for them and help them learn and grow have a collaborative relationship that allows them to welcome and value one another’s questions, ideas, and thoughts.

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