This is the second-to-last “Best” list I’ll be posting for the year.
You can see my many parent-engagement-related “Best” lists here.
I’m adding this list to All My End-Of-Year “Best” Lists For 2018 In One Place!
Here’s what I have:
Addressing Obstacles to Family Engagement is from The Carnegie Foundation.
Want to really connect at your next family gathering? Try this. is from TED Talks.
A review of the relationship between parental involvement indicators and academic achievement is a new and important study.
4 evidence-based ways parents improve student achievement is from eSchool News.
When Parents Teach Children (and Vice Versa) is from The New York Times.
Talking with—Not Just to—Kids Powers How They Learn Language is from Scientific American.
Back-and-forth exchanges boost children’s brain response to language is from MIT News.
NEW TODAY: latest EEF guidance report. It offers primary and secondary schools 4 clear and actionable recommendations on working with parents so that they can support their child’s learning at home. Read/download here: https://t.co/F9HZJ8IQSp
— EEF (@EducEndowFoundn) December 7, 2018
Recognizing that ‘parent involvement’ can have a different meaning for different families. “The fact that parents may be physically absent from schools does not mean they are disinterested in their children’s academic and professional success.” https://t.co/njO2f3KJuR
— Joanne Weston (@weston_jd) November 18, 2018
I get emails from teachers saying “would you help me call a student’s parent because THEY don’t speak English.”
Yesterday’s email was quite different:
✨“Would you help me call a student’s home because ‘Mom Dad speak mostly Spanish and I speak ZERO’.”✨
Validating home lang
— Emily Fɾαɳƈιʂ 💫 (@emilyfranESL) November 7, 2018
Schools cannot improve parental/community engagement if their first interaction w/ parents is to complain about children #HipHopEd
— Christopher Emdin (@chrisemdin) September 26, 2018
This brief is interesting…one N. Texas district uses incentives…one S. Texas district reaches out to parents to help them meet basic needs…which one makes more of an impact. #EDpiper https://t.co/0716KBEHUH
— Jessica Torres🦉 (@Owl_b_TorresEdu) September 25, 2018
I made 5 positive calls home 2 parents of stdnts yesterday. Each call took 2 minutes. Today, it was clear that impact those calls had on my relationship w/ those stdnts was incalculable. They also had an impact on studnt relationships w/ their parents
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) September 21, 2018
Absolutely love this: “Teacher asks parents to write notes for when children need a boost.” Thank you @JustinParmenter! cc: @NBPTS @HopeStreetGroup @teacher2teacher @ASCD @CharMeckSchools https://t.co/WHh8OzLbvJ via @cbsthismorning
— John King (@JohnBKing) September 23, 2018
— Usable Knowledge (@UKnowHGSE) September 5, 2018
— Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) August 19, 2018
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) August 2, 2018
“Educational practices and policies rooted in these parent-blaming and family-deficit models aim to manipulate students and families into compliance-to assimilate and adopt mainstream cultural values or pay the consequences.” https://t.co/KcI6LXVOGj
— Nelson Flores (@nelsonlflores) June 30, 2018
Perspective: “What brought you joy,” and other questions to ask your child as the school year ends https://t.co/H7tkLVsvEV
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 28, 2018
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) May 20, 2018
— Laura Gardner (@lauragardner79) May 15, 2018
— EEF (@EducEndowFoundn) May 6, 2018
New toolkit: Helping Immigrant Families Navigate Migration Decisions and Schooling in a Different Country https://t.co/h7UjIs8ynR | Pls share w/ colleagues & networks – this case study focuses on Mexico but recs apply broadly @ProvenPrincipal @NASSP @NAESP @AASAHQ @AFSAUnion pic.twitter.com/X5MesKjqST
— Colorín Colorado (@ColorinColorado) May 2, 2018
How do we create opportunities for both our students and their parents to be involved in assignments that generate a sense that the writing being done is “real”? @IAWP_UCR TC Catherine Humphrey shares her experience: https://t.co/VuAn7IJ9HD
— Writing Project (@writingproject) March 3, 2018
Framing Difficult Feedback for Parents | Edutopia https://t.co/h93bsOIjGf
— Jana Echevarria, PhD (@Jechev) February 1, 2018
— Sarah B. Ottow (@SarahOttow) January 12, 2018
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) January 11, 2018
The top 5 questions parents can ask their children about their learning. pic.twitter.com/7poIpzKZTv
— Visible Learning (@VisibleLearning) January 11, 2018
And FINALLY! Here are the links and resources to our Family Narrative Project: https://t.co/seoaDcQAvr
— Adeyemi Stembridge (@DrYemiS) December 5, 2017