(This is the final post in a three part series on parent engagement. You can see Part One here and Part Two here) Kanwal Sachdeva asked: I enjoyed reading your article on 'how to make students learn to listen'. My question is- How do we make parents to listen to the teachers? You know, for the students who need more help, the parents are not available to talk or they will not really listen. How do we make them understand teacher's perspective and not believe everything that the student is saying? How do we build that trust? Parent engagement is ...


(This is Part Two of a three part series on parent engagement. You can see Part One here) Kanwal Sachdeva asked: I enjoyed reading your article on 'how to make students learn to listen'. My question is- How do we make parents to listen to the teachers? You know, for the students who need more help, the parents are not available to talk or they will not really listen. How do we make them understand teacher's perspective and not believe everything that the student is saying? How do we build that trust? Parent engagement is a critical piece in creating ...


(This is the first in a series of three posts responding to this question) Kanwal Sachdeva asked: I enjoyed reading your article on 'how to make students learn to listen'. My question is- How do we make parents to listen to the teachers? You know, for the students who need more help, the parents are not available to talk or they will not really listen. How do we make them understand teacher's perspective and not believe everything that the student is saying? How do we build that trust? Parent engagement is a critical piece in creating a successful learning environment. ...


Kanwal Sachdeva asks: I enjoyed reading your article on 'how to make students learn to listen'. My question is- How do we make parents to listen to the teachers? You know, for the students who need more help, the parents are not available to talk or they will not really listen. How do we make them understand teacher's perspective and not believe everything that the student is saying? How do we build that trust? Parent engagement is a critical piece in creating a successful learning environment. Thanks for raising this important issue, Kanwal! Of course, an important way to start ...


Lynnette Beer asked: I have 3 more courses and student teaching left until I earn my teaching certification! I have a couple of questions and a response to any would be helpful. I am wondering if there is something I should be doing to prepare for the experience in the meantime? Is it a good idea to volunteer in a classroom? Or what other ways are there to prepare as well as build begin to build my resume'? What do principals look for in a prospective teacher? It's getting close to interview time for next year, so this is a ...


Lynnette Beer asks: I have 3 more courses and student teaching left until I earn my teaching certification! I have a couple of questions and a response to any would be helpful. I am wondering if there is something I should be doing to prepare for the experience in the meantime? Is it a good idea to volunteer in a classroom? Or what other ways are there to prepare as well as build begin to build my resume'? What do principals look for in a prospective teacher? It's getting close to interview time for next year, so this is a ...


Donna Browne asked: "What is rigor?" You sure see that word around a lot these days in education circles, so it's definitely a timely question. Thanks, Donna, for asking it! My three guest responses today -- from Barbara R. Blackburn, Cris Tovani, and Ira Socol -- have varied "takes" on the question, as do several thoughtful reader comments. I have seen instances where the word "rigor" has been used to support mind-numbing instructional strategies and to criticize extraordinarily fruitful lessons. However, I might not be quite ready to jettison it from my vocabulary. That raises another question for me: How ...


Donna Browne asks: "What is rigor?" You sure see that word around a lot these days in education circles, so it's definitely a timely question. Please share your responses in the comments, or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from a selection of twelve -- including my own -- published by Eye On Education. You can send questions to me at [email protected] you send in your question, let me know if I can use your real name if it's ...


(You might want to see previous posts in this series on reading: Part One, Part Two, Part Three & Part Four) This post is the final one in a five-part series on teaching reading. Even though I'm receiving plenty of questions from readers (but could always use more!), I periodically take on a "Question That's Been On My Mind." This post is a the fourth in an expanded five-part series responding to one of them: "What is the best advice you would give to teachers trying to help their students become better readers?" Professors Stephen Krashen and Richard Allington contributed their ...


(You can see Part One of this series here, Part Two here, and Part Three here) Even though I'm receiving plenty of questions from readers (but could always use more!), I periodically take on a "Question That's Been On My Mind." This post is a the fourth in an expanded five-part series responding to one of them: "What is the best advice you would give to teachers trying to help their students become better readers?" Professors Stephen Krashen and Richard Allington contributed their responses two weeks ago. Nancie Atwell and Cris Tovani shared their thoughts in last week's post. And ...


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