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
5 ways parents can motivate children at home during the pandemic – without nagging or tantrums is from The Conversation.
Learning at home: Engaging with parents is from The Education Hub.
6 tips for parents who home-school is from The Conversation.
Spanish-Language Visualization: ‘7 Tips for Parents Supporting Remote Learning’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.
As regular readers know, three educators have worked to create several English- and Spanish-language visualizations and infographics of the key points I’ve made in various videos.
Thanks to Wendi Pillars, Xatli Stox, and Lindsay Kuhl for their amazing work, which can be found at these previous posts:
Now, Wendi and Xatli have collaborated to create yet another amazing vizualization – a Spanish-language version of the English one Wendi did earlier of “7 Tips For Parents Supporting Remote Learning.” I’ve embedded the video below it (Xatli has made all the Spanish-language versions of these infographics available for download here):
Visualization of ‘7 Tips for Parents Supporting Remote Learning’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.
Teacher Wendi Pillars shares a visual illustration of the points made in my video, “7 Tips for Parents Supporting Remote Learning.’
My latest Education Week Teacher column is headlined Infographic: ‘7 Tips for Parents Supporting Remote Learning.’
In it, Lindsay Kuhl shares a great infographic she created illustrating the seven key points I spoke about in a recent video (which I’ve embedded below her infographic):
And here’s the video:
I *just* finished writing this blog post on EL family engagement during coronovirus. It includes lists of resources can we offer EL/immigrant parents to support them in working with their children at home. #ellchat #familyengagement https://t.co/CpwPUWqKWU https://t.co/oudtmhQqZx
— Laura Gardner (@lauragardner79) March 17, 2020
.@worcesterpublic schools has a good Family Project https://t.co/Xv8MMZzZN3 based on the question, What Makes Our Family Special? Seems like the right kind of thing to offer families as an activity… https://t.co/EhUpiukeQz
— Justin Reich (@bjfr) March 15, 2020
@Larryferlazzo we have a teacher-designed K-5 video library of every math, reading and writing concept for PARENTS. Just launched this fall and we'd love to share for free to help those impacted by #COVID19 Quick setup for #schools too! https://t.co/oZFfDgHrm4
— Cohesion Education (@CohesionEd) March 13, 2020
— Vincent Cho (@profvinnycho) March 12, 2020
Stanford education researchers find that literacy efforts involving home and community interventions alongside teacher training are most effective at improving children's literacy in developing countries. #NationalReadingMonthhttps://t.co/p0ZsPtwo0X
— Stanford Education (@StanfordEd) March 10, 2020
Check out the School Community Network.
‘Parentese’ helps parents, babies make ‘conversation’ and boosts language development is from Science Daily.
Just noticing the UNC proxy on the link above. You can also access the paper here:https://t.co/BqOMMmDhgU
— Brittany C. Murray (@BrittanyCMurray) March 3, 2020
*NEW research featured in @ccf_families*
1. Inadequate, unequal funding leads public schools to rely on privileged “helicopter” parents for financial/logistical support. To avoid conflict with those parents, teachers exempt them and their kids from rules.https://t.co/BufOSF27fp
— Jess Calarco (@JessicaCalarco) March 3, 2020
How some schools are taking steps to encourage family engagement https://t.co/M6373UgIuK
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) March 3, 2020
For schools eager to bolster parental involvement, it’s a family affair https://t.co/41e86aeXoy
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) March 1, 2020
— Matthew A. Kraft (@MatthewAKraft) February 21, 2020
— Lisa Stringfellow (@EngageReaders) February 11, 2020
We asked teenagers whether their parents should worry about how much time they spend on their devices. Over 300 students responded. Here is what they said. https://t.co/fliMFI0CYt
— NYT Learning Network (@NYTimesLearning) February 7, 2020
— ℂ ℝ (@cradisch_wc) February 7, 2020
“What I find is parents saying, ‘I have to do what’s best for my child.’ I think we’re trying to move parents a little bit on this: Integration often is what’s best for your child.” https://t.co/sXIKiTWb6s
— dan reed, blake high school class of 05 (@justupthepike) February 4, 2020
English Fluency Among Parents: Why It Matters for Student Success is from Ed Week.
Parent engagement, bilingual education and immigrant friendly schools are crucial to student success in LA, where 60% of children have at least one immigrant parent, new report finds is from LA School Report.
— Nell K. Duke (@nellkduke) January 25, 2020
Poor parents have been sent to prison for using a relative's address to access a different school district. This piece profiles wealthy parents using address fraud and opportunity hoarding (rental apartment) to access an elite Houston public arts magnet, with few consequences… https://t.co/WQ6cuNJss7
— Mira Debs (@mira_debs) January 21, 2020
— FutureEd (@FutureEdGU) January 20, 2020
Panicking About Your Kids’ Phones? New Research Says Don’t https://t.co/keOwdzAOsU
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) January 19, 2020
Gearing up to launch a new family engagement pilot initiative at @UICLiteracy called the Read, Make, & Play Bag project, supporting family literacy, play, and co-learning. Here are some of the books that will be in the bags. pic.twitter.com/G37Dli9SlC
— Kira J. Baker-Doyle (@KJBD) January 15, 2020
My kid's school (62% poverty rate) raised $10,213 last year. One of her friends goes to a "public" school where a single parent donated $200,000 to the PTA. These are semi-private schools; there is no other word for them. https://t.co/DG5Csxbghu
— Jessica Winter (@winterjessica) January 13, 2020
Parents aren’t powerless when it comes to sleep-deprived teenagers is from Eureka Alert.
New @REL_SE REL Tool complements and extends a @WhatWorksED practice guide by providing step-by-step guidance for teachers to support families in practicing foundational reading skills at home.https://t.co/LQABkQsTbf pic.twitter.com/RqoDQnP2qb
— IES Research (@IESResearch) January 6, 2020
— Alexander (@alexanderrusso) January 6, 2020
— Seidlitz Education (@Seidlitz_Ed) January 3, 2020
Did you know that the secret to healthy baby brain development is YOU? No fancy toys required. Sing, read, talk and interact with your baby from birth. Learn more with Dr. Anita Chandra’s Tips for Kids. https://t.co/ljPCEJtO9v
— Reach Out and Read (@reachoutandread) December 27, 2019
Reframing Family, School, and Community Engagement is from NAFSCE.
“It wasn’t until I switched roles and started to visit classrooms in other schools that I began to see things from a different perspective.” https://t.co/74RQqXxJbm
— Sawsan Morrar (@sawsan24) December 18, 2019
NEW: Boosting MS Parent & Family Engagement. #mschat #middleschool #leadupchat @amle #JoyfulLeaders #PTA
Family-school engagement is tougher in middle school but the payoff is huge. Dr. @CurtisChandler6 recommends strategic planning and really good tech.https://t.co/jalxgKhrm9 pic.twitter.com/ooW6MP1vXT
— MiddleWeb (@middleweb) December 16, 2019
This is top notch, friends—might be the most useful post I’ve read this year (and that’s saying something because my moving writers buddies are ALWAYS killing it!) https://t.co/AzRJ5fBStg
— ZigThinks (@ZigThinks) December 16, 2019
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 16, 2019
How to make your kindergartener a book worm is from Teach Learn Grow.
The Myth of the Two-Parent Home is from The NY Times.
What’s Lost When Black Children Are Socialized Into a White World is from The Atlantic.
Among the reasons parents can avoid disputing their child's special education services
-Inability to get time off work to attend mediation
-Fear of encountering relevant parties in public outside of schoolhttps://t.co/2nR3aDt119 #spedchat pic.twitter.com/73CvwMDmxd
— Politics K-12 (@PoliticsK12) December 4, 2019
On the left, NYC average PTA income per student: $167.57.
On the right, the school where I taught: $0. https://t.co/8pvKqJbfxg
— Cara Jackson (@cara__jackson) December 3, 2019
Lots of caveats with @NYCSchools PTA fundraising data, but even with errors this # shouldn't change too much: median white kid went to a school that raised $65 per student last year, while median black kid went to a school that raised $4 per kid: https://t.co/NMXt1iSSwu
— Michael Elsen-Rooney (@MichaelElsenRoo) December 2, 2019
Connecting With English-Learner Families: 5 Ideas to Help Schools is from Ed Week.
What We’ve Learned: Administrators share advice for engaging families is from Education Dive.
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) November 26, 2019
These are a handful of many questions we can ask to identify Ss and Families strengths to Break Down the Wall by #TeachingtoStrengths. #ellchat #ellchat_bkclub @ASCD @CorwinPress @Larryferlazzo pic.twitter.com/mtJXAH0KTT
— Debbie Zacarian (@DebbieZacarian) November 22, 2019
Schools less important than parents in determining higher education aspirations https://t.co/0MYgOmPsq0
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) November 19, 2019
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) November 19, 2019
Attending (parents’) preferred schools in Barbados did not improve short-run test scores, but improved post-secondary school completion and adult well-being. Interesting paper by Diether Beuermann and @KiraboJackson presented today in #SeminarioEducacion @BIDeducacion . pic.twitter.com/Mq1KSfjs3V
— Diana Hincapie (@DianaHincapieO) November 18, 2019
Responding Calmly to Upset Parents is from Edutopia.
HOW TO SHARE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK WITH PARENTS is from English Teaching 101.
On the Rise: Cincinnati’s Community Learning Centers is from Future of Learning.
— Lori G. Thomas (@LoriT027) November 13, 2019
— Cara Jackson (@cara__jackson) November 12, 2019
Tips And Tricks Parents Can Use To Nurture a Love of Reading in Kids https://t.co/E9Hp3Ba4FE
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) November 12, 2019
— Dr. Anael Alston (@DrAAlston) November 11, 2019
A2: In 21 years of teaching I have *never* met a parent who didn't care about their kids' education. Being silent in the midst of deficit thinking dishonors those students and families targeted, but also all of us. I have spoken up in meetings, and in private. #elemmathchat https://t.co/e5eqMt7K1D
— Marian Dingle (@DingleTeach) November 8, 2019
How do we move from thinking about what parents/families NEED to how parents/families LEAD their children's #education? Check out our article in #LiteracyToday, @ILAToday online magazine: https://t.co/kwVL8ydKi1 @see_tel #LeadLearnELPA @MizzouEducation pic.twitter.com/rDMcjf37ZN
— Lisa Dorner (@lisamdorner) November 7, 2019
— Alexander (@alexanderrusso) November 7, 2019
Very interesting article on how PTAs contribute to inequities across schoolshttps://t.co/cb3gp4s1j7
— Gwen Fishel (@gwenfishel) November 6, 2019
Parent-Teacher Conference Season https://t.co/mBJzskl0OA
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) October 31, 2019
The Parent’s Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA® Form https://t.co/HnU9xWnMy4
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) October 19, 2019
Parental involvement, reading, extracurriculars, homework help. All are great but parents who model honesty, integrity & hard work are laying a firm educational foundation. You don’t need riches, education or English proficiency to provide that. #ellchat #edchat
— Anabel Gonzalez 🍎 (@amgonza) October 18, 2019
🔘My mother never read a book out loud to me.
🔘She missed several parent-tcher conferences.
🔘Field trip slips were rarely signed.
However, I CAN describe her backbreaking jobs here in the US & her efforts to put bread on the table.
— Emily Fɾαɳƈιʂ 💫 (@emilyfranESL) October 18, 2019
Every Parent-Teacher Conference Should Look Like This is from The Education Post.
Today I tried the @Microsoft Language translation app with Spanish speaking .@ColsCitySchools parent…and the translator app speaks the translation! Making parents feel like #YouBelong #SpiritofCCS pic.twitter.com/953gpwZTqo
— Dr. Randall Sampson (@RandallSampson) October 25, 2019
Parents try to control the urge to check their kids’ grades all the time, but some can’t help themselves https://t.co/zHfGS2bd1M
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) October 15, 2019
The Things Parents Don't Talk About With Their Kids … But Should https://t.co/a087JyHHab
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) October 8, 2019
Parent,”I would like to come read to the class, but I can’t read English.” Me, “well, please come read in your language.” Parent, “really? “ Me, “of course!” And,she did and it was amazing!!Thank you to this mom for reading to us!📚 You made your daughter proud! 😊 #cridgepride pic.twitter.com/ukyeah59lb
— Mrs. Ryan (@MrsRyan310) September 30, 2019