Home     Blog     About Us     ParentNet®     Get Involved     Resources
We urge you to help make family engagement a priority in education reform. Everyone — parents, schools, and communities —have a responsibility to help kids succeed in school and life! – The Leadership Team
Home of ParentNet�
We are home to ParentNet, a face-to-face family engagement program for parents of children in grades Pre-K to 12. Get quick facts about the program at ParentNet� At-a-Glance.

Meet Our Bloggers
ParentNet® Unplugged offers an online opportunity for frank conversations about family engagement. Please meet our bloggers and engage them in dialogue! Want to keep up with the conversation? Subscribe to new articles by email below.

Subscribe to ParentNet� Unplugged
Sign up to get blog posts by email

Email:

» Privacy Policy

Essential Reads

 Woman reading Essential Reads

» A Culture that Engages Every Family, Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D.

» How to Revitalize Your School-Parent Compact, Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D.

» How Do You Know if You're Really Open to Partnership, Anne Henderson & Karen Mapp

»PTA--Gateway to Engagement, Advocacy, and Access, Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

» The Power of Asking-Instead of Telling, Jody McVittie, M.D.

» Empathy in Action, Rick Ackerly, Ed.M.



Featured Books
We have the only bookstore on the web that highlights the field of family engagement! Check out our current Editor’s Picks and browse books on 1) Engaging Parents, 2) Building Partnerships, and 3) Leading Culture Change in Schools. Order from our site to support our mission!

Consultant Directory
Looking for consultants, parent educators, trainers, organization development specialists, parent coaches, or speakers who work in the field of family engagement? Check out our Consultant Directory or submit a free listing!



 

ParentNet Unplugged

Welcome to ParentNet® Unplugged, where we invite frank conversations about family engagement in education. Browse, share, and participate in the dialogue! Together, we can build effective family-school-community partnerships that advance children's social, emotional, and intellectual learning and development.
 

Latest Articles:

 
Employing Restorative Measures to Stop Bullying
By Josette Luvmour, PhD on September 4, 2013
   

Back to school is here and the topic of Bullying in schools in on everyone’s mind. We now know that exclusionary discipline harms children and communities. In this blog-post I share some useful tools that I learned at a recent conference that focused on Restorative Justice Discipline for schools.

   Read more...
 
   
Why Family Involvement? Because What Happens at Home Comes to School
By Maria Chesley Fisk, PhD on June 3, 2013
   

Our families are, in essence, our living textbooks - they teach lesson after lesson on how much to value hard work, how to manage time, and how to treat ourselves and others. Learn what research says families do that makes a difference to student learning and achievement.

   Read more...
 
   
When Parents Advocate for the Right Stuff
By Rick Ackerly, Ed.M. on March 7, 2013
   

When we parents advocate for our children, let's make sure we advocate for the right things.

   Read more...
 
   
Alfie Kohn on Parent Involvement in Education
By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D. on February 11, 2013
   

Alfie Kohn, a highly respected leader in the field of education and parenting, asks some critical questions about parent involvement. Are we so focused on how many parents are involved that we've lost sight of the nature of their engagement?

   Read more...
 
   
This Week's #PTChat: Pros & Cons of Longer School Days
By Joe Mazza on December 9, 2012
   

Five states have approved adding 300 hours to school days in an effort to close achievement gaps and re-imagine the school day. Join us to discuss the pros and cons of kids spending more time at school!

   Read more...
 
   
This Week's #PTChat: Partnerships: From Core Beliefs to Practice
By Joe Mazza on November 19, 2012
   

Join us on this week's #PTchat as we take a look at the research on creating and building a home-school partnership, while sharing examples what this looks like in today's schools.

   Read more...
 
   
This Week's #PTchat - Education Through the Eyes of US Presidential Candidates
By Joe Mazza on October 22, 2012
   

This Wednesday night at 9PM EDT/6PM PST, we'll be talking politics and the future of U.S. Education on #PTchat (Parent-Teacher Chat). Nikhil Goyal (@nikhilgoya_l), a 17 year-old student and author of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School will answer questions and offer ideas during our chat according to his lens as a student attending today's schools.

   Read more...
 
   
Engaging Every Secondary School Family
By Dr. Steven M. Constantino on September 26, 2012
   

A persistent and perennial challenge is focused on engaging secondary school families. The truth is that there are very successful ways to help families engage with their older children. Regardless of their age, every child wants their family engaged. The presence of significant adults in the life of a teenager is essential to their continued growth, development and success. However, it is true that engaging with secondary school students is a tad more daunting, but not impossible!

   Read more...
 
   
Can We Just Stop Asking Why Family Engagement is Necessary?
By Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D. on July 2, 2012
   

In most cases, families are seen as assets or liabilities. The New Standards for Global Family Engagement ™ emphasize the need for a culture that is inclusive of every family. To achieve this first and perhaps most critical step means that schools and districts must truly embrace the concept of engaging every family and believe that regardless of the situation, there is value in building meaningful relationships with all families.

   Read more...
 
   
A Culture that Engages Every Family
By Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D. on May 26, 2012
   
The New Standards for Global Family Engagement ™ start at what we believe to be the most critical component of the ability of schools to engage families and also promote their efficacy. Culture. Shaping a culture that embraces families will ensure that the engagement will be consistent, permeate the organization and be sustained over time.    Read more...
 
   
Page 1 of 2 pages. >

 

     
Categories
*Parent Engagement at Home (92)
Learning environment (44)
Communicating (37)
Empathy (14)
Cooperation (11)
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)
Theory-Research (20)
Building trust & respect (39)
2-way communication (37)
Parents in classroom (6)
*Diverse Families (13)
LGBT (1)
Multiracial (10)
Non college-bound (1)
Low-income/ At risk (7)
Gifted (7)
Special Needs/LD (5)
*Technology & Partnership (11)
EdTech Resources (3)
#PTChat (34)
Social Media (25)
Facebook (9)
Twitter (30)
*Out-of-School Time (8)
Volunteering (3)
Sports (1)
Arts (1)
*Educational Policy (15)
PTA - PTO (10)
Ed Reform (22)
Mom Congress (1)
NCLB (5)

Latest Post
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

Archives

 

 

PTChat

Join
 Live Chat
 on
Twitter

#PTChat
(parent-teacher)

hosted by
@Joe_Mazza

Wednesdays

9PM EST




write my essay Copyright © 2000-2011 National ParentNet Association All rights reserved   |   Sitemap   |   Contact Us   |   Privacy Policy
web design   |   visualscope llc