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ERIC Number: ED510006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 240
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 0-8077-5083-2
Inviting Families into the Classroom: Learning from a Life in Teaching. Practitioner Inquiry Series
Yermanock Strieb, Lynne
Teachers College Press
Teachers need to read books by other teachers, yet there are few available on the important subject of parent-teacher relationships. Lynne Yermanock Strieb fills the gap with this engaging account of her 30-year career teaching children in urban classrooms. Drawing on an extensive archive of documents she kept as a first- and second-grade public school teacher in Philadelphia, Strieb captures the complexity and nuance of working with the families of her students. Readers experience how her teaching developed over time and gain access to the useful materials she created throughout her career, including a successful newsletter for parents. Her story also provides a unique example of practitioner research, showing how teachers can use a variety of data collected in the classroom to both enhance their own practice and to inform that of others. Chapters include a foreword by Joseph Featherstone, and: (1) I'm a Parent and a Teacher: How My Own Experiences Have Informed My Stance Toward Parent Involvement; (2) Learning About Parental Cares, Concerns, Interests, and Issues; (3) Homework: The School at Home; (4) Children's Behavior and Parents' Reactions; (5) Opening the Classroom Door: Inviting Parents and Preparing to Work Together in Classrooms; (6) Bringing Home into School: Parents Work in the Classroom; and (7) A Teaching Life: What I Learned or Might Have Done Differently.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania