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Engaging Hispanic Families for ELL Success Using Brain-Based Learning

Revised 2nd Edition is designed for School Administrators, Title I Parent Coordinators and teachers, ¡Andamio! establishes a novel approach for parent engagement. Dr. Tierno’s “boots on the ground” breakthrough book is a template for creating engagement through brain-based learning trainings, specifically, in Hispanic districts and schools.

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Dr. Susan F. Tierno Reviewing Books

Author, Speaker, Educator

Susan F. Tierno, Ed.D.

Dr. Tierno’s education career has spanned K-12 to Higher Ed. A member of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, she is a recipient of the National Creative Thinking Recognition Award for innovative programs for teachers, parents and kids from the Creative Thinking Association of America. Dr. Tierno is also co-founder of the Let’s Think Kids Foundation.

Dr. Tierno’s dissertation focused on Hispanic Parent Engagement, which has now evolved into her book “¡Andamio!”, now in its 2nd Editon. Dr. Tierno’s life experiences—and growing up within a military family that descended from immigrants—formed her thinking and shaped her career of service to parents, students and her fellow teachers.


I believe that ¡Andamio! is significant and relevant because parents want to know how to help their children in their educational journey. Parent trainings are essential in order for true engagement to take place. I can tell you that Susan’s model works. I personally observed how much it helped the parents from our district that participated in this training.”

Pat Campos, Title I Parent and Family Engagement Coordinator
Laredo, Independent School District, TX

Building a Stronger Brain in Your Child

A slide presentation by Dr. Susan F. Tierno

Dr. Susan Tierno, Ed.D. Presenter

2020 ESEA Conference

Past Events

May 19, 2021

Online Book Launch Party

Take a look at the book launch party celebrating the publication of the Second Edition of her book, “ANDAMIO! Engaging Hispanic Families for ELL Success Through Brain-Based Learning.” The event happened through Zoom, May 19, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET.

¡Andamio! Press Blog

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Language and Training Environment

Language and Training Environment

Another variation of the parent engagement coordinator question involves the wide variety of languages spoken by parents, such as Somali, Burmese, Swahili, or Arabic. Program coordinators will want to know how impactful the training would be if they translate and...

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What Readers Are Saying About ¡Andamio!

 Very Informative

4.0 out of 5 stars This is an easy book to read. And I can see it being expanded to help people who speak other languages learn as well. Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2021

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A Holistic Case for Parent Involvement

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Dr. Sue Tierno's book, Andamio!. In this book, Susan presents a holistic case for parent involvement that enhances and positively influences student learning.The...

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A Great Tool for Parents and Teachers

5.0 out of 5 stars A well researched and science based book that will support parents in Hispanisc families to engage with their children. Can be a useful read for anyone who are involved with...

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