Families With Power
"Families With Power is the most inspired and significant book on family involvement in education that I've encountered in my long career." Sonia Nieto, professor emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"One hell of a read."
–Linda Christensen, author of
Reading, Writing and Rising Up
Families With Power is a grassroots organization of low income families, dedicated to developing youth and caregiver leadership, supporting one another and helping our children succeed.
Integrated Curriculum, Authentic Learning, Child-Generated Investigations
A student's question, "Where do you look for the union label?" sparked an investigation into where our clothing is made, integrating a mathematical data investigation, geography, economics and social justice."
Community Service Learning
First graders learn about compassion, action and change in response to hunger and homelessness int heir community.
Inquiry-Based Science and Standardized Testing
I teach child-oriented inquiry-based science based on the standards not specifically to raise test scores but to raise creative problem solvers, empathetic doctors and ethical researchers.
Second graders talk about same-sex marriage and family diversity.