The research team of Candace Chicilo, Marlyse Barilla and Diana Porter from Regina Catholic Schools Teachers’ Association will share their project entitled A Relationship of Harmony & Success: Improving Engagement.

The goal of this project was to explore the link between non-traditional, unconventional, informal connection opportunities with parents, caregivers, communities, and students through daily attendance, attendance at enriched after-school program days, attendance at literacy nights, student conferences and other activities. The team will share about the importance of relationships, the impact the research had on the school, families, and communities and the importance of relationships in making parents feel safe and welcome in the school.

The researchers were joined by Derek Barss, Senior Administrative Staff from the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation on Thursday, April 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for a conversation about the importance of seeking out non-traditional ways of engaging with families and caregivers with a shared goal of providing the best learning environments for students.

The Salon Series provides our teacher-led research teams with the opportunity to share their work with teachers, communities, education leaders and decision makers across the province and beyond.

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