Four Strategies for Working With Children and Families of Different Languages and Cultures

Childhood is a pivotal time of development for constructing images of self-worth and appreciation, and school interactions play a large role in this. Teachers can engage students and families by first becoming familiar with the child’s unique background and customs. Parents can become involved in school events, give feedback, or even write notes to keep contact with the classroom. Parent conferences should set goals for the child and teacher, and teachers should openly acknowledge and accept cultural differences such as language in their classroom.