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Q & A Collections: Parent Engagement In Schools

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I'll begin posting new questions and answers in late August, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past two years. You can see those collections from the first year here.

Today's theme is on parent engagement in schools.

Previous themes have been:

Student Motivation

Implementing The Common Core

Teaching Reading & Writing

Teaching Math and Science

Brain-Based Learning

Instructional Strategies

Education Policy Issues

Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year

Assessment

Relationships

Teaching Social Studies

Using Tech In The Classroom


I'll be spending the summer organizing questions and answers for the next school year, and there is always room for more!

You can send questions to me at lferlazzo@epe.org.When you send it in, let me know if I can use your real name if it's selected or if you'd prefer remaining anonymous and have a pseudonym in mind.

You can also contact me on Twitter at @Larryferlazzo.

Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from a variety of education publishers.

And, now, here's a list of all my posts related to related to parent engagement in schools:

From 2012/13

Embracing & Celebrating Diverse Families

Two author/educators, Cindi Rigsbee and Darcy J. Hutchins, provide guest responses here, along with contributions from readers.


From 2011/12

1. The Difference Between Parent "Involvement" & Parent "Engagement"

I describe the differences between the two models, and author Katy Ridnouer and Assistant Principal Mai Xi Lee also contribute their thoughts.

2. Ways To Build Trust Between Parents & Teachers -- Part One

Betsy Landers, National PTA President and Carrie Rose, Executive Director of the Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project provide guest responses in this post.

3. A Conversation About Building Trust Between Parents & Teachers

Superintendent and author Steve Constantino and Principal Joe Mazza engage in...a conversation about parent engagement.

In addition to these posts, you can find all my other favorite parent engagement resources here.

I hope you've found this summary useful and, again, keep those questions coming!

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