How Parents Can Have Conversations That Motivate Teens is a new piece in MindShift that could be helpful to parents and teachers alike.
‘Last Year Was a Wake-Up Call’: Family Engagement After COVID-19 is a new and good interview with Karen L. Mappe that appears at ASCD.
Teacher-Parent Communication Strategies to Start the Year Off Right is a new piece in Edutopia that I think educators would find helpful as we prepare for the new school year.
The School Leader Tool: Building Your School-wide Approach to Family Engagement is from The Flamboyan Foundation.
When a younger child seems to be struggling with depression or anxiety, it can be difficult to talk about it. Swipe through for some ways to help kids open up about tough emotions. https://t.co/ElDiQDR3x5
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 28, 2021
— Timothy Shanahan (@ReadingShanahan) June 26, 2021
In Seattle, wealthy families host lavish galas & Tesla raffles to raise big bucks for their children's schools. In less affluent neighborhoods, parents celebrate when they cobble together even $300. Should parent donations be redistributed between schools? https://t.co/y6DJIG14GR
— Neal Morton (@nealtmorton) June 16, 2021
Q: Could you provide research on collaborative parent-teacher meetings?
— REL West (@REL_West) June 15, 2021
OPINION: How to make the most out of your Zoom parent teacher conference is from The Hechinger Report.
"Unfortunately, the working assumption of most parent training programs seems to be that the Black parents lack the expertise to contribute to conversations about parenting Black children." @pperiod @villageofwisdom @childtrends https://t.co/BpDuiWayMw
— Maria-Alicia Serrano (@RsrchSerrano) May 28, 2021
Great story. Fascinating topic. https://t.co/qbVDFSPqcd
— Alexander (@alexanderrusso) May 27, 2021
NEW RESOURCE: #Algebra Tips for #Parents and Caregivers! @WhatWorksED has a new guide for parents and caregivers to use when helping middle and high school students learn algebra at home. Download now: https://t.co/4Mh2pcXU3x #MathTips #familyengagement pic.twitter.com/wGUjErcy8j
— ASKNCELA1 (@ASKNCELA1) May 27, 2021
Honored to be interviewed for the @The74 by the great @small_asher. I always enjoy the opportunity to talk about the need for more public deliberation and parent and student engagement, but it was great to put it in the context of the quest for reopening schools. Check it out: https://t.co/ziqBQM1HpL
— . ℂ (@ProfJonCollins) May 20, 2021
Learning to read begins at home through everyday parent–child interactions, long before children attend school. Parents' continuing support of literacy development throughout elementary school positively affects their child's reading ability.
— U.S. Department of Education (@usedgov) May 10, 2021
Video: I am still learning English myself. How can I help my child learn to read in English? | https://t.co/dg2izXADjc
— Colorín Colorado (@ColorinColorado) May 19, 2021
This video can be shared with Spanish speaking families. It discusses some strategies on how to help your children to read. She encourages parents to describe what they do during the day, to tell them personal stories, and to read with them for 20 minutes a day. https://t.co/AqZlcrMUku
— Literacy Essentials for English Learners_FCPS (@le4els_fcps) May 18, 2021
Here's a great new video about the power of home visits from Corpus Christi teacher Christine Price!
Teaching During COVID-19: A home visit that made a big difference https://t.co/QKL1dE1sLJ #ell #ELLchat @sharemylesson
— Colorín Colorado (@ColorinColorado) May 17, 2021
Amid all the other challenges of pandemic education, principal @ritaplatt has noticed an uptick in communication breakdowns between teachers & parents.https://t.co/iKOCfjdZkw pic.twitter.com/2umQWC5wub
— MiddleWeb (@middleweb) May 10, 2021
— Abby Freireich (@FreireichAbby) May 5, 2021
Inspire bilingual families to imagine, play, & learn together w/@NCFL's Families Learning Together guide. The guide, available in English & Spanish, provides a month’s worth of family literacy activities. https://t.co/PLvn0fC6Or #familyengagement #MultilingualAdvocacy pic.twitter.com/vjcEtzGGuN
— ASKNCELA1 (@ASKNCELA1) April 29, 2021
Out of a Crisis, Districts Look to Post-Pandemic Shifts in Family Engagement is from The Global Family Research Project.
Family Engagement is Key for Student Success During COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond is from The Education Trust.
Kids with a desk and a quiet place to study do better in school, data shows is from The Conversation.
Parents of #ELs need to be involved in decisions about accessibility features for their kids. The @NCEOinfo Improving Instruction project has created short briefs in 6 languages to guide parents through this process. Download: https://t.co/fA0u9cS6kc #MultilingualAdvocacy pic.twitter.com/ePlPa80Rqa
— ASKNCELA1 (@ASKNCELA1) April 28, 2021
Parent Partnerships Are Key to Student Success is from Education Post.
New Study Confirms Benefits of Connecting Parents with Each Other to Build Social Capital is from Global Family Research Project.
— Dwayne Reed (@TeachMrReed) April 8, 2021
The pandemic has revealed the importance of strengthening communication btw school & home.
We explore one approach using a mobile comm. app via a RCT in NYC schools. Now forthcoming at @EFPJournal!
— Matthew A. Kraft (@MatthewAKraft) April 7, 2021
We know that children’s success is tightly intertwined with their families’ stability, and that they do better when they have access to nutrition, health care and economic opportunity, writes @ConorPWilliams. Why not address all of these needs together? https://t.co/5w1M6TJfHT
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) April 3, 2021
This is a really interesting paper by @BrittanyCMurray, @ThadDomina, Renzulli, and Boylan describing something pretty familiar and yet under-measured and under-studied: PTAs. https://t.co/e9bSiUlfGt pic.twitter.com/STswwQiWH0
— Andrew Goodman-Bacon (@agoodmanbacon) March 30, 2021
Working with Parents to Support Children’s Learning is from The Education Endowment Foundation.
Rethinking Family Engagement This Year is from Edutopia.
There’s a Better Way to Parent: Less Yelling, Less Praise is from The Atlantic.
Balance of Power is from the Global Family Research Project.
Family Engagement Game is from the same organization.
— Education Week Teacher (@EdWeekTeacher) February 24, 2021
— DREME Network (@DREMEmath) February 16, 2021
This is amazing! Now I don’t have to create video on YouTube! It is all direct on Talking Points and parents get it in their own language. Thank you! #ellchat #MLLForsyth #Ellchat_BkClub https://t.co/WMOcO01h9N
— Diana Delaney (@DelaneyELDiana) February 19, 2021
How parents can avoid anxiety around pandemic’s distance learning – The Washington Post https://t.co/VXj7wcsZyq
— Alexander (@alexanderrusso) February 15, 2021
Charter schools have higher parental involvement than trad. public schools, but this analysis finds that their oft-used methods (parent workshops, school compacts) don't account for most of the diff & so should not necess be adopted by trad publics ($) https://t.co/UzUKlXa1eE
— Daniel Willingham (@DTWillingham) February 15, 2021
The EEF has produced a range of resources, designed by teachers, that can be shared directly with parents and carers, to help them support their children's learning while schools are closed to most pupils.
— EEF (@EducEndowFoundn) February 11, 2021
Making the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences During Distance Learning is from Edutopia.
Equity-Based Family Engagement is from The Teaching Channel.
*NEW WP* Promoting Parental Involvement in Schools: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments
— Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) (@riseprogramme) February 1, 2021
Have parents turned against teachers unions? Here I elaborate a bit on a key finding buried in our recent @EducationNext survey report. @alexanderrusso @madeline_will @MichaelPetrilli @ProfMHenderson https://t.co/e6AKnl3gyO
— Martin West (@ProfMartyWest) January 29, 2021
The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center has launched a new Grandfamilies resource hub! The #GrandUnderstandings project provides tools and resources to assist #grandfamilies and #educators. Start exploring! > https://t.co/DeyS6hWCC3 @OhioEngage #FamilyEngagement pic.twitter.com/N0jGk60WN1
— ASKNCELA1 (@ASKNCELA1) January 26, 2021
Our 'Covid-19 school support resources – Summary for Parents' can be shared with parents and carers, to help them identify learning opportunities in everyday routines and support their child’s behavioural, emotional and social needs at this time
— EEF (@EducEndowFoundn) January 25, 2021
Some Families Hope Pandemic Can Spur Change in Special Education is from MindShift.
When parents got involved in schools, kids did no better is from The Hechinger Report.
— Daniel Willingham (@DTWillingham) November 7, 2020
Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide is from the U.S. Department of Education.
Guardian engagement is key, especially during #DistanceLearning or #HybridLearning. Check out these 5 tips on family/guardian engagement from @PhilCarew & @GlobalGEG: https://t.co/XxNIMXuF8M pic.twitter.com/Jfz0KPqxz2
— Google for Education (@GoogleForEdu) November 22, 2020
Families Not Engaging With School? Rethink the Problem is from Ed Week.
Featured Resources for Families and Schools is from the School Community Network.
The so-called “war on childhood obesity” rages on despite being ineffective and stigmatizing. This Thanksgiving, let kids eat without shaming them for their bodies, writes @yrfatfriend https://t.co/Aa1iL5UhfQ
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) November 14, 2020
What can a parent of teens do if their kids are mad about not seeing friends? Try to see it from their perspective, our expert said.https://t.co/N3ycU5KApL
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 1, 2020
This is from New America:
Renton School District in Washington State – The district’s website includes a list of activities for English Learners. In addition, it offers activity ideas for parents of elementary students in English, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Ukranian and Vietnamese.
Families Not Engaging With School? Rethink the Problem is from Ed Week.
How parental involvement affects children’s performance in school is from Eureka Alert.
Lots more in the paper here: https://t.co/qPPEuExoeD
Parental involvement programs hold great promise but there are important design considerations to think about in order to ensure trust between parents & teachers.
— Nozomi Nakajima (@nozominaka) November 2, 2020
In all honesty, I have never been sure what to say to my kids about all this craziness. But after reading this piece, I feel more confident and better equipped to have this conversation.https://t.co/10dJapv3LW via @Pfagell
— Jon Harper ; (@Jonharper70bd) November 1, 2020
For parent-teacher-student conference this week, I created this graphic to communicate the IB descriptors so families can understand.
Notice how Thai is NEXT to not UNDER English to communicate equal importance. pic.twitter.com/85v10N1zeo
— Tan K Huynh (@TanKHuynh) November 1, 2020
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) October 29, 2020