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
Tantrums, common as they are among young children, are a complicated physiological response related to the brain’s threat detection system. It’s helpful for caregivers to understand what’s going on beneath the surface.https://t.co/6iGEK4B8cF
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 24, 2020
Be concise & focus on what matters most. https://t.co/RH9ZdZUtbL
— Matthew A. Kraft (@MatthewAKraft) October 21, 2020
A simple enrollment change yields big dividends in children’s early learning program is from Science Daily.
Supporting Learning From Home: A Guide For Families [Infographic] is from Ed Surge.
For Kids at Home, ‘a Small Intervention Makes a Big Difference’ is from The NY Times.
Research shows parental engagement matters a lot to children’s success at school – find out how to work with parents to support their children’s learning with the our guidance report.
— EEF (@EducEndowFoundn) October 8, 2020
Also check out the newly released @AnnenbergInst EdResearch for Recovery brief by @ProfNancyHill & Latoya Gayle, "ENGAGING PARENTS AND FAMILIES TO SUPPORT THE RECOVERY OF DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS"https://t.co/8RxMViwAi2https://t.co/55zIE57sPJ
— Matthew A. Kraft (@MatthewAKraft) October 7, 2020
With kids needing so much help in remote learning, we may be pushed to become the helicopter parents we never wanted to be.https://t.co/XrSUMO9apx
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 5, 2020
How to Do Better for Your Middle School Student is from Scientific American.
Clear parent communication, support essential for remote learning success is from Education Dive.
— Colorín Colorado (@ColorinColorado) September 10, 2020
— MindShift (@MindShiftKQED) September 10, 2020
The new #NCELA webpage has resources for #EL educators, students, and families on #distancelearning topics, #familyengagement strategies, and helping EL families support their children during remote learning. #OELA #ELTeacherCollaboration https://t.co/XqP6X59UEV pic.twitter.com/566RG5lNkm
— ASKNCELA1 (@ASKNCELA1) September 9, 2020
Principal & I received call fr parent who was concerned I used 2 much Span in my live instruction 2 ELLs in spring. Good convo & everything's fine. Good reminder that parents can hear everything in virtual instruction. Isn't bad thing & could b great. Tchrs just need to b aware
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) August 31, 2020
❤️ Extend extra grace towards your child’s teacher and your child. ❤️
— MindShift (@MindShiftKQED) August 31, 2020
Cognitive behavioral therapy is the established treatment for childhood anxiety, but Eli Lebowitz, a psychologist at Yale, has proposed an alternative: parent training. He's helping parents learn how to stop "swooping in" everytime their child is anxious. https://t.co/1m6A8hnV0E
— MindShift (@MindShiftKQED) August 29, 2020
A Family Engagement Framework for All is from Harvard.
Using distance learning to forge better parent-teacher relationships is from Ed Source.
Low-income parents turn to neighbors, family for help with distance learning is from Ed Source.
Less Jargon, More Grace: Using Language That Parents Understand is from Edutopia.
Should You Send Your Child Back to School During the Pandemic? is from The New Yorker.
‘I’m Only One Human Being’: Parents Brace for a Go-It-Alone School Year is from The NY Times.
Back to school in a pandemic: A guide to all the factors keeping parents and educators up at night is from The Washington Post.
Download @DREMEmath's new kit of free, research-based early #math activities that families can do together at home. The activities are designed to be fun, easy to implement, require no special materials, and can be folded into daily life.https://t.co/oBxqNsEdbm
— Stanford Education (@StanfordEd) August 22, 2020
These are the upcoming ones in my district as well as links to ones from the past that are recorded. https://t.co/AyK9IlHon3 There's a decent range of topics, I think.
— Jennifer Orr (@jenorr) August 21, 2020
How to adapt special education to the remote-learning reality is from The L.A. Times.
What can parents who work outside the home do about remote schooling? is also from The L.A. Times.
Strategies for supporting your child’s social and emotional learning from home is also from The L.A. Times.
When parents become teachers: tools to help students at home is from Google.
Why Parents, With ‘No Good Choice’ This School Year, Are Blaming One Another is from The NY Times.
New! Partnering with Immigrant Families During COVID-19: Lessons Learned from a Community School | https://t.co/zqdqM7LImU #ELLchat @AFTunion @sharemylesson @Larryferlazzo @schandrashah pic.twitter.com/gf35YzVTAb
— Colorín Colorado (@ColorinColorado) August 12, 2020
Available in Arabic, English, Somali, and Spanish! https://t.co/U9dypAgcg6
— Cara Jackson (@cara__jackson) August 10, 2020
Op-Ed: Tips for panicked parents on how to survive distance learning this fall is from The L.A. Times.
Communicating with ELL Families During COVID-19: 9 Strategies for Schools is from Colorin Colorado.
Educating Bilinguals is a new bilingual site to support parents of ELLs.
How to Proactively Prepare for Distance Learning is from The NY Times.
This is the big thing you’ll see consistently in parent surveys: direct and open communication is key. So, when we talk about teacher’s being overburdened by the challenges of COVID-19, what we’re really talking about are the obstacles to communicating with each child & parent. https://t.co/Jw21pA2NI2
— Jonathan E. Collins (@ProfJonCollins) July 28, 2020
“I have cultivated habits and routines to start off the school year on a positive note. I compare this work to that of a gardener’s. Seeds planted in August will bloom all the way to June.” Here’s how to create successful partnerships with parents.https://t.co/6OjDG8Pywl
— edutopia (@edutopia) July 23, 2020
— Timothy Shanahan (@ReadingShanahan) July 18, 2020
Another important finding: Polls show parents of color are more skeptical of full reopening. Meanwhile, I found a number of district surveys under-count Black and Hispanic parents. This could skew districts' perceptions of parental support for reopening. https://t.co/MFNbApkU7m
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) July 15, 2020
Even if Back to School Night is virtual—maybe a series of single class Zoom meetings?—community partners can still share resources.https://t.co/bA0yUY8LzT
— edutopia (@edutopia) July 3, 2020
Building Positive Conditions for Learning at Home: Strategies and Resources for Families and Caregivers is from The American Institutes For Research.
Rethinking Family Engagement During School Closures is from Teaching Tolerance.
— Rick Wormeli (@rickwormeli2) May 2, 2020
— Timothy Shanahan (@ReadingShanahan) April 25, 2020
Our kids’ teachers didn’t have to bribe them with cookies or electronics, so why do we have to? @nytparenting has tips from experts on how to get your kid to treat you like their teacher. https://t.co/sq1Cy9Ywhy
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 26, 2020