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Follow-Up: Parent Engagement vs. Parent Involvement is a new short post I’ve written at Education Week.
It briefly explores the roles of parents, teachers and administrators in parent engagement versus parent involvement.
This is just a start for a “The Best…” list with advice for new teachers. I’m hoping readers will contribute a lot more resources.
Here are my choices for where you can get The Best Advice For New Teachers:
Ten Alternative Tips for New Teachers is from Nancy Flanagan at Education Week.
12 Tips for New Teachers is from Larry Miller at Rethinking Schools.
10 Great Reads for New Middle Grades Teachers is from John Norton at Middleweb.
Twenty Tidbits for New Teachers is by Lisa Dabbs at Edutopia.
Roxanna Elden is a great writer and author of See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers. Here are some of her excellent articles for new teachers:
Class Dismissed! Parent Communication Tips for Younger Teachers
Teacher Advice: The Good, the Bad, and “That Would Never Happen in MY Class.”
Class Dismissed! Your Principles vs. Your Principal: How to Speak Up and When to Shut Up
Before Thanksgiving Comes The “Disillusionment Phase” For New Teachers
A Skeptic’s Guide to Loving Surviving Teaching in Tough Times
And here’s a “bonus”: one for the people who train and support new teachers — Politics Aside–For New Teachers, It’s Still November
As I mentioned earlier, I hope you’ll recommend more!
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Regular readers of this blog know I’m a big proponent of students teaching other students.
I’ve published several posts on the topic, but am hoping readers will point me in the direction of others.
Here is a beginning list of The Best Posts On Helping Students Teach Their Classmates (it’s just a beginning):
Teaching Students To Teach (& What School Reformers Are Missing)
“What I Cannot Create, I Do Not Understand”
This Lesson Is Great, Though I’m Not So Sure About Using Khan As A Model
Additional suggestions are always welcome.
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