My book, Building Parent Engagement in Schools, is continuing to receive positive attention, with nice mentions in Public School Insights and by Colorin Colorado.

The title of my upcoming second book, which will be published next summer by Linworth Publishing, has been changed slightly, and is now called “English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies that Work.” I think teachers will find it a helpful practical resource that offers the unique perspective of my nineteen years as a community organizer and six years as a public school teacher. Though it’s obviously geared towards teachers of ELL’s, it also will provide a fair number of “universal” ideas for any classroom. I’m sure I’ll be publishing a preview of the book somewhere in the coming months.

I’ve just begun work on my third book, which will be published by Eye On Education, probably in the Spring of 2011. This book will identify some of the common instructional and class management challenges faced by teachers, and provide advice on how to respond to them. I’ll be using this blog to solicit ideas and examples for the book, and, though I can’t offer any financial compensation for contributions that make it into print, you will certainly get credit in the book and the publisher has agreed to donate publications from his catalog to contributors. I’ll be sharing more about this project in the near future.