Book Title: Inviting Families into the Classroom: Learning From a Life in Teaching (Practitioner Inquiry Series)
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Author: Lynne Yermanock Strieb
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 31-year career teaching children in urban classrooms. Drawing on an extensive archive of documents she kept as a kindergarten, first- and second-grade public school teacher in Philadelphia, Strieb captures the complexity and nuance of working with the families of her students. Readers will experience how her teaching developed over time and will 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.