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August 25, 2013

Q & A Collections: Parent Engagement In Schools

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. Previ...

July 21, 2013

Teachers As "Givers, Takers & Matchers": An Interview With Adam Grant

I've been publishing thematic compilations this summer of past posts. However, this week I'm "changing it up" a bit. Adam Grant, author of the best-selling book Give and Take and professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, agreed to answer a few questions about how we educ...

April 28, 2013

Response: Embracing & Celebrating Diverse Families

Cheryl Suliteanu asked: What are teachers doing to build communication, understanding, and empathy between teachers and families whose lives are dramatically different? Lifestyles, religion, poverty, and political views are just some of the differences we face daily - some teachers openly criticize...

April 24, 2013

How Can Teachers Connect To Diverse Families?

Cheryl Suliteanu asks: What are teachers doing to build communication, understanding, and empathy between teachers and families whose lives are dramatically different? Lifestyles, religion, poverty, and political views are just some of the differences we face daily - some teachers openly criticize ...

April 07, 2013

Response: Ways To Observe Teachers Without Demoralizing Them

Alex V. asked: How can I help my school develop a culture of open practice where teachers are happy to be observed and look forward to observing and learning from each other, in a school where up until now observation has been used as a tool of evaluation and judgment from the administration withou...

April 03, 2013

How Can Teachers Be Observed Without Them Getting Demoralized?

Alex V. asks: How can I help my school develop a culture of open practice where teachers are happy to be observed and look forward to observing and learning from each other, in a school where up until now observation has been used as a tool of evaluation and judgment from the administration without...

May 16, 2012

What's Going On In Ontario's Schools?

Much has been written about the high-performing schools in Finland and Singapore, but I've recently begun to hear more about our neighbors to the north in Ontario. So, the newest "question of the week" is: What's going on in Ontario's schools? Are there readers our there more familiar with what's...

May 09, 2012

How Do We Help Long-Term ELL's & How Does Having ELL's Affect A Teacher's Evaluation?

I'm doing something a little different today and offering two, instead of one, "questions of the week." They both relate to English Language Learners: Question One Anne Smith asks: What is being done to help Long-Term English Language Learners and what does effective intervention look like? Ove...

April 03, 2012

Response: Hopes For The NEA's "New Action Agenda"

Though I'm receiving plenty of reader questions (but could always use more!), I periodically instead decide to respond to a "Question That's Been On My Mind." This is another one of those times (I'll be returning to reader questions on Friday). My question related to the major report and "new acti...

March 27, 2012

Response: The Difference Between Parent "Involvement" & Parent "Engagement"

(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 st...

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