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|Stop! Stereotypes of Parents Must Go!|
|By Ryan M. Tracy on January 10, 2013|
Stereotypes of parents hinder parent engagement work! We must see people like we want them to see us: as people with thoughts, feelings, emotions, hopes and dreams.Read more...
|Parent Engagement Work Yields Hundreds of Parent Graduates|
|By Ryan M. Tracy on November 17, 2012|
Parent Engagement work has to be scaled up to reach the masses of parents. In this article, see how Stand for Children's, Stand UP (University for Parents) program reached hundreds of parents this fall.Read more...
|Nurturing a Child's Multiracial Identity|
|By Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Ed.D. on June 15, 2012|
We are witnessing a great demographic change in the dramatic increase in the number of children who come from backgrounds that are mixed in racial, ethnic, cultural, national, religious, or other ways. Census data shows that the multiracial population of American children has increased almost 50 percent since 2000, to 4.2 million, making it the fastest growing youth group in the country.Read more...
|Why Get Engaged if Nothing is Wrong?|
|By Ryan M. Tracy, Th.M. on June 13, 2012|
A large number of parents across all ethnic groups believe schools are doing such a good job at preparing children for college and teaching them basic skills that they don't need to be engaged in their child's education! What? Do parents understand the data? And how can we help them understand the data so that it can inform conversations and actions?Read more...
|Children and Social Justice|
|By Josette Luvmour Ph.D. on June 6, 2012|
|Prejudice is learned behavior, not an innate capacity. Children learn to form negative judgments about others when they themselves are not valued at every age or when their feelings are minimized. A child who develops the innate capacities for self-regulation, self-reflection, trust, and empathy is more likely to engage in social justice. Such development is the result of interactions from caring parents and educators who value emotional connection with each child. Read more…. Read more...|
|Lessons From a Dragon Mom|
|By Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, EdD on April 17, 2012|
|While you may have realized that you are no Tiger Mom, you may have also decided that you are not a Dragon Mom either. These parents are portrayed by Emily Rapp in an essay in The New York Times, “Notes from a Dragon Mom,” as, “fierce, loyal and loving as hell.” Read more...|
|My Tiger Mom�s Subtle Ways|
|By Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Ed.D. on February 28, 2012|
|I never thought of mine as a Tiger Mom. She was nothing like Amy Chua in her captivating book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Mine was an easy-going Japanese mother who simply encouraged us to do our best in school by having high expectations and setting a good example as a hard-working parent. I used this comforting image to justify my own laid back approach to parenting and the belief that motivation to learn had to come from within the child. Read more...|
|Urban Parents of Color Discuss Family Engagement|
|By Mary Johnson [Guest Article] on May 3, 2011|
|Collaboratively created by urban parents of color, this article discusses seven types of family involvement that engage parents as equal partners in education. Parent-U-Turn is a non-profit organization that has assisted first generation, linguistically-diverse, and low income immigrant families to better navigate schools and work torward higher education.
|Especially for Latino Parents: Get Involved with your Teens|
|By Mariela Dabbah [Guest Article] on February 2, 2011|
|Mariela Dabbah, author of numerous books on Latino parent involvement, bridges the cultural divide, helping parents understand their roles in the American school system and in the education of their child. This article, excerpted with permission from her successful book, "Help Children Succeed in High School and Go to College," teaches Latinos how to support their children in high school by identifying mentors, keeping channels of communication open, helping with the choice of courses, etc. Read more...|
|Engage Every Parent: Identifying Goals for Parent Engagement|
|By Nancy Tellett-Royce & Susan Wootten [Guest Article] on January 15, 2011|
|How do we engage every parent? This book by Nancy Tellett-Royce and Susan Wootten, published by Search Institute, provides valuable insights and helpful advice. Just as students have unique personalities and situations, so do parents. Learn how to engage, not just the ones who eagerly volunteer, but others who may not know how to participate.
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|*Parent Engagement at Home (92)|
|Learning environment (44)|
|Critical Thinking (16)|
|Study Skills (10)|
|Social Skills (12)|
|Character Development (35)|
|Bullying Prevention (12)|
|Positive Discipline (15)|
|Parents as teachers (50)|
|*School-Family Partnership (71)|
|Building trust & respect (39)|
|2-way communication (37)|
|Parents in classroom (6)|
|*Diverse Families (13)|
|Non college-bound (1)|
|Low-income/ At risk (7)|
|Special Needs/LD (5)|
|*Technology & Partnership (11)|
|EdTech Resources (3)|
|Social Media (25)|
|*Out-of-School Time (8)|
|*Educational Policy (15)|
|PTA - PTO (10)|
|Ed Reform (22)|
|Mom Congress (1)|
|Managing Your Child�s Food Allergy at School|
|Volunteer Deja Vu All Over Again|
|Employing Restorative Measures to Stop Bullying|
|Should Schools Teach Values or is that the Parents� Responsibility?|
|Make Summer Reading a Priority|