Storytelling spans all cultures. Sharing them within a school community can create connections to academics as well as build a stronger community through honoring families' cultures. The act of sharing insights requires trust, and sharing them with a broader audience allows people to see commonalities and understand context of humans.
This idea is to have teachers and families share their stories. Both parties have to be vulnerable, but from that trust and understanding is born, which can facilitate relationship building and communication.
The podcast portion might be an option to accommodate various timelines of busy families.