The above quote is an important one for the world of ECFE. The way you make parents feel will be what keeps them coming back for more!
As we (Jennifer & Beka) prepare lessons we often use a quote to anchor our work. We plan from back to front…what do we want parents to leave thinking, knowing, and feeling? Then a quote can become a good way to help us keep on the track we have chosen.
Here are a few other ways you can use quotes in your work with parents:
Write or project a new quote on the board each week as parents enter the room. Begin or end class with a reflection on how the quote applies to their parenting or to your topic.
Gather quotes: print and cut out to make them ready to use when a sub is needed. Spread the quotes out on the table and allow each parent or parent pair to pick up a quote that pertains to their current parenting. Encourage parents to share their thoughts with the rest of the group. Have a group where literacy or various languages is a consideration? Use pictures instead!
Have parents bring or share a quote either in person, or on a social media group. You could use memes of GIFs for fun as well!
We can help you! Each lesson in Connecting to Learn includes a quote that could be used with your lesson. Connecting to Learn also includes a section of curated quotes, ready to copy and print. They can be laminated to use again and again.
How do you use quotes?