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Q & A Collections: Parent Engagement In Schools

By Larry Ferlazzo — July 20, 2014 2 min read

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 three years. You can see those collections from the first two years here.

I’m alternating those posts with interviews I’m doing with authors about their new education books. So far this summer, I’ve interviewed:

‘There Are Som Many Inspirational Teachers Out There': An Interview With Meenoo Rami

‘Collaboration Is Crucial': An Interview With Carmen Fariña, Chancellor of the New York City schools, & co-author Laura Kotch

‘A More Beautiful Question': An Interview With Warren Berger

Today’s theme is on parent engagement. Previous themes have been:

Student Motivation

Implementing The Common Core

Teaching Reading and Writing

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.

Also, you can listen to ten minute interviews I’ve done with contributors to this column at my BAM! Radio Show.

Lastly, remember that you can subscribe and receive updates from this blog via email or RSS Reader.

And, now, following an excerpt from one of those posts, here’s a list of all my columns related to related to parent engagement:

From 2013/14

Listening To Parents With Our Heads And Hearts

Katy Ridnouer, Janice Fialka, and Joe Mazza provide their guest responses.

Parent Engagement Requires ‘Trust, Not Blame’

Jane Baskwill, Julia Thompson and Bryon V. Garrett share their thoughts.

Parents Can Teach Educators ‘Lessons About Learning and Life’

This post features contributions from Catherine Compton-Lilly, Dr. Sherrel Bergmann, Dr. Judith Brough and Maurice J. Elias.

Keys To Parent Engagement - Relationships, Climate, Communication

This piece post highlights responses from Darcy Hutchins and Mai Xi Lee, along with many readers’ comments.

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!

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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