Parents Want Politics Out of the Classrooms is from US News.
— Cara Jackson (@cara__jackson) June 18, 2022
Many children who have known little other than a pandemic world are struggling to socialize, share & sit still. Early childhood experts say it's incumbent on parents & caregivers to help their kids thrive in a post-pandemic world. @aliaemily @USATODAY https://t.co/lFlggkslFp
— MindShift (@MindShiftKQED) June 17, 2022
The Ed. Dept.’s New Parent Council: What Will It Do? is from Ed Week.
Ed Dept. Launches ‘Unprecedented’ Parent Council is from The 74.
Fundraising by Chicago public schools has skyrocketed since 2010 to make up for limited CPS budgets, a WBEZ analysis found. The big fundraising is in schools in affluent North Side neighborhoods. Is this fueling inequity? @SSKedreporter @natalieymoore https://t.co/niNOstUN6T
— WBEZeducation (@WBEZeducation) June 2, 2022
Everyone knows reading is good for kids. But even though it seems like a no-brainer, you've got to mix things up so kids don't get bored, run out of choices, or feel the lure of their devices. @CommonSense https://t.co/eTszavJrBD
— MindShift (@MindShiftKQED) June 1, 2022
— Dr. Miah (@dst6n01) May 23, 2022
It can be hard to keep up with the latest apps that kids are using. Talking about using social media safely, responsibly, and respectfully is the best way to help your kid identify and avoid red flags. @Chrissy4Kids @CommonSense https://t.co/4IX9swLK2Q
— MindShift (@MindShiftKQED) May 23, 2022
Many kids will almost certainly hear something from classmates at school. Parents and teachers can help kids discern facts and debunk memes. Check-ins also give kids a safe space to reflect and share. @anya1anya @NPRCoryTurnerhttps://t.co/oRsTleJ2UO
— MindShift (@MindShiftKQED) May 18, 2022
I was shocked when I heard schools were using NDAs to forbid parents from speaking about the special ed services their child received as part of a settlement.
So, I reported on it. Here's the back story of how that reporting came together. And why it matters. https://t.co/z6z6JJKy4a
— Lee V. Gaines (@LeeVGaines) May 19, 2022
Using Family Interviews to Increase Equity and Engagement in Science is from Edutopia.
Research shows that parental engagement matters a lot to children’s success at school
Find out how to strengthen connections between home and school to support children’s learning with our guidance report.
— EEF (@EducEndowFoundn) April 26, 2022
this is one of the most consistent things in education polling, even as media regularly frames stories as parents vs. teachers https://t.co/83XgLfTHJE
— Rachel Cohen (@rmc031) April 29, 2022
(Note: This was cross-posted at my other blog)
I was honored to be a guest on the National PTA podcast that came out today, and primarily talked about student motivation.
You can listen to it at their site (which also has a written transcript and other resources), wherever you usually listen to podcasts, or by using the embedded version below:
I’m adding this to My Best Posts, Articles & Interviews On Parent Engagement and to the “About Me” page on this blog which links to other interviews I’ve done.
Motivation is an important part of a teacher’s job. @LarryFerlazzo, teacher and @EducationWeek writer, shares his insights on motivating students, and tips on how to get your child to do their homework, chores and more.
Listen on your favorite app or at… pic.twitter.com/K0sHoXU2pX
— First District PTA (@1stDistrictPTA) April 27, 2022
New report: "Improving School-Family Communication and Engagement: Lessons from Remote Schooling during the Pandemic” has 7 lessons from focus groups with @ChiPubSchools families & educators during #COVID19: https://t.co/d2LRKfvv3M pic.twitter.com/lfS4lRSMgo
— UChicago Consortium (@UChiConsortium) April 13, 2022
Our latest report explores the rise of the new generation of parent organizations in public education, the people behind the movement, and its consequences for education policy and policymakers. @gtoppo @Jo_Napolitano @thomas_toch https://t.co/ruDPGxIssL
— FutureEd (@FutureEdGU) April 12, 2022
What pandemic-era family outreach & communication strategies should schools keep?
Two University of Chicago researchers spoke with about 60 parents, students and educators to find out. https://t.co/bIm91mKI0M
— Mila Koumpilova (@MilaKoumpilova) April 12, 2022
Slate’s parenting podcast on playing into the strengths of ADHD. https://t.co/Sq6WwkDvRO
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) April 11, 2022
Parents Are Among Teachers’ Best Assets is the headline of my latest Education Week column.
Lessons Teachers Have Learned From Students’ Families was Part One in that series.
7 ways parents can help kids persist at tasks they resist is from The Washington Post.
How to Support Your Child’s Social-Emotional Health: 8 Tips for Families is from Colorin Colorado.
— Grace Anderson, TESOL Teacher (@theellteacher) March 10, 2022
Learning Heroes shares new parent engagement research.
Make solid connections with families by creating custom email newsletters for every student. It's easy with Google Forms!
— Matt Miller (@jmattmiller) March 8, 2022
Parents really want useful education news. They aren’t all getting it. is from Nieman Lab
Maximizing Parental Involvement in Developing the IEP is from Edutopia.
Using the Power of Language to Serve Students and Families is from Ed Week.
Improving literacy means a book – or an iPad – at bedtime, say researchers is from The Guardian.
Philadelphia Leader Brings a Bold Approach to Family Engagement is from Ed Week.
How Politics Are Straining Parent-School Relationships is from Ed Week.
How parents can help kids redefine what it means to be smart is from The Washington Post.
Want to Tackle Chronic Absenteeism? Try Texting Parents is from Ed Week.
What tooth brushing could teach us about being a good student is from The Hechinger Report.
A new spin on playing catch: Helping your child understand what they read is from Teach Learn Grown.