The PBS News Hour aired this segment tonight:
Vox has created this useful video. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Talking To Parents About The Common Core Standards:
I’m adding this video to The Best Resources For Learning About Teacher Home Visits:
Online Videos Aim to Help Parents Make Sense of Common Core is a good Education Week post over a 120 video collection (in English and Spanish) put out by Great Schools to help parents understand the new Common Core Standards.
It looks like you call also see them on YouTube. Here’s their introduction:
I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Talking To Parents About The Common Core Standards.
Here are three parent engagement-related videos from The Annenberg Institute:
This next video is a trailer for Vision To Victory, described this way:
Through the voices and stories of parents, youth, teachers, organizers, and advocates, Vision to Victory: An Education Roadmap for a New Mayor tells the story of how New York City parents, youth, teachers, and community members joined together to make the 2013 mayoral race an education election, pushing all the mayoral candidates to make the community’s education priorities their own.
You might also be interested in The Best Videos On Parent Engagement.
Jennifer Gonzalez has created this nice video that teachers might want to share with parents of their children:
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.