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:
Make One Change to Parent Outreach, and Study Finds Fewer Students Fail Classes is from Ed Week.
Addressing Obstacles to Family Engagement is from The Carnegie Foundation.
Carnegie Challenge Paper: Next Generation Family Engagement
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.
GOOD ARTICLE & PODCAST ABOUT OUR SCHOOL’S HOME VISITING PROGRAM
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.
Nice Series Of Videos Showing Karen Mapp Discussing Parent Engagement
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
Tips on making families an equitable partner in IEP meetings, paving the way for successful communication about children’s unique needs throughout the year. https://t.co/AZof7eVGLn #backtoschool
— Usable Knowledge (@UKnowHGSE) September 5, 2018
ICYMI, fantastic interview with Dr. Karen Mapp about family engagement: https://t.co/i8aujAhHPr https://t.co/i8aujAhHPr
— Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) August 19, 2018
Meanwhile — huh! — if you control for family income, the association between single-parents and academic outcomes nearly vanishes. https://t.co/lMPCzna7YY pic.twitter.com/1b1MI6gtHn
— 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
NEW Blog Post: How to have the BEST Parent-Teacher Conferences with Parents of Immigrants and #ELshttps://t.co/rCN8GU6CEi pic.twitter.com/MY0rzmhNwZ
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) May 20, 2018
Really great article on home visits with refugee and immigrant families! Way to go @NewcomerESL ! https://t.co/IYFaslomVS @PTHVP #homevisits #famengage @FCEnetwork @NAFSCE
— Laura Gardner (@lauragardner79) May 15, 2018
NEW THIS WEEK – ‘The hard lessons of parental engagement’. James Turner reflects on the challenges in the light of our latest evaluation report: https://t.co/1MzJA91ESG pic.twitter.com/xmiLxjf7u9
— 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
🥣🥗🌮 Hey #PLN #ellchat_bkclub – I am so excited to share the work of our guest blogger @MrsSaid17 https://t.co/VN9bLtmiEr 🍜🥘Thank you for sharing your expertise, Sarah Said! pic.twitter.com/0RR5zPjCd0
— Sarah B. Ottow (@SarahOttow) January 12, 2018
Can Visiting Students at Home Make Teachers Less Biased? https://t.co/sDSc1RMVr5 via @educationweek
— 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
We're sharing the film, our UbD and all links to all the tools we used. Please share with us how you've used these tools with your own kiddos. Have fun! @CCSDK12 pic.twitter.com/cGqBoTBRcO
— Adeyemi Stembridge (@DrYemiS) December 5, 2017