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Q & A Collections: Parent Engagement In Schools

By Larry Ferlazzo — August 08, 2015 1 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 four years. You can see all those collections from the first three years here.

Today’s theme - the ninth one in this summer series - is on Parent Engagement In Schools.

Previous updated thematic collections are:

Classroom Management

Student Motivation

Implementing The Common Core

The Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year

Teaching Social Studies

Project-Based Learning

Brain-Based Learning

Using Tech In The Classroom

You can see the list of Parent Engagement In Schools posts following this excerpt from one of them:

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!

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