Here’s a useful video from Karen Mapp, one of the top parent involvement/engagement experts in the U.S.:
Here’s a video on community schools I learned about from @PrincipalMN on Twitter.
I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Community Schools.
I’ve previously posted about an excellent Canadian organization that promotes parent involvement in schools, People For Education.
They’ve just produced this excellent video titled Helping Your Kids Succeed In School:
I’m adding it to The Best Ideas On How Parents Can Help Their Kids Succeed In School.
Homework Helper: Math Tips for the Common Core is a series of short videos designed to help parents understand…math and the Common Core.
Thanks to Valerie Strauss for the tip.
Here’s an interesting idea from George Couros:
You might also be interested in The Best Sources Of Parent Engagement Advice For Teachers.
“Coaching parents on toddler talk to address low-income word gap” is a pretty interesting report from the PBS News Hour.
I’ve embedded the video below, and you can see the transcript here.
I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Word Gap.”
I’m adding this video from The Economist to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Word Gap”:
Trying to Close a Knowledge Gap, Word by Word is an article and video from The New York Times that gives a pretty good over of research, concerns and potential strategies related to the “word gap.”
It includes discussion about the Rhode Island that’s inserting recording devices into children’s clothing, which I have previously posted about skeptically (though I’ve tried to maintain an open mind).
You can find those posts, as well as others, at The Best Resources For Learning About The “Word Gap.”
A few days ago, I published a post titled St. Paul Federation Of Teachers Is National Model For Engaging Parents.
This video is another example of why they are a national model:
The Cobb County School Board is considering a member’s suggestion that if a parent doesn’t attend a teacher conference, then the parent could be banned from attending their child’s graduation.
Here’s a news report on the proposal:
This is a definite addition to The Worst Parent Engagement Ideas.
How Do We Increase Involvement Among Parents Who Are Already Overwhelmed? is the title of my newest ten minute BAM! Radio podcast.
I talk with Mai Xi Lee and Darcy Hutchins about the topic, and I’ll be publishing their written responses on Sunday at my Education Week Teacher blog.
A Sacramento TV news station did this great short segment on the Parent-Teacher Home Visit Project.
I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Teacher Home Visits and to The Best Videos On Parent Engagement.
21st Century School Libraries, Parent Engagement and Student Achievement is the title of an interactive video that the Ontario Library Association has created.
Here’s how they describe it:
[The video] empowers parents to support school libraries and thus encourage reading engagement and information literacy with their children. It contains information on how parents can support libraries in their child’s school, and resources that can help to plan literacy-based events for children, including lunchtime book clubs and family literacy events.
Here’s a video about a parent training program in Kentucky.
You can learn more about it in this short piece at Education Week.
Harvard’s Family Involvement Network Of Educators did a Webinar today on Using Leadership to Promote Strengths-Based Family Engagement, and they have made it available for free on-demand viewing.
Chicago Teachers Union urges parents to oppose standardized tests for young kids is an article in the Chicago Sun-Times about a teacher/parent campaign against the pressure of standardized tests:
Hidden Causes of Low Parental Engagement in Urban Schools and What to Do About It is the topic of a new short episode at BAM Radio.
There’s a good discussion on the program, though I suspect that readers of this blog aren’t going to learn anything new. A couple of the positive comments about using charter schools as a model seem a bit simplistic and don’t recognize the “creaming” aspects of those schools. Nevertheless, I think it’s worth listening to….
By the way, I wasn’t able to get the site to play the audio in Firefox, but it worked fine in Chrome.