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First Year Highlights: Parent Engagement in Schools

By Larry Ferlazzo — July 16, 2012 1 min read

I’m taking the summer off from answering new questions while I work on my next book.

Instead, I’ve been posting “collections” bringing links together from previous posts on common topics (classroom management, reading instruction, student motivation,instructional strategies etc.). I’ve published almost fifty separate “answers” over the past year, and thought that readers might find these summer compilations more accessible.

Today, I’ll be bringing together all my posts on parent engagement in schools.

Over the summer, of course, I’ll also be preparing future responses, so keep those questions coming!

You can send them 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 selection of ten published by Jossey-Bass (including my upcoming book - co-authored by Katie Hull Sypnieski - The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners of All Levels).

Jossey-Bass will be providing books to questioners this year. Thanks to Eye On Education, who did the same during the first year of this blog.

Here are this year’s posts on parent engagement in schools -- I’m posting them in order of popularity (based on their number of “tweets”):

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!

The opinions expressed in Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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