After the Bell - The middle school connection: Fostering alliances with parentsby: Gregory V. Flynn

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What is the number one fear of most teachers? According to national polls, it's talking to parents! Because parental involvement is a key factor in a child's success, communication between teachers and parents is essential. By following the simple strategies described in this article, teachers can develop productive lines of communication that benefit students, parents, and teachers alike.

Grades
  • Middle
Publication Date
7/1/2006

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  • on Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:58 AM

This article provides ways to make a student-parent connection with school stronger. In particular there is a list of ten principles to provide effective teacher conversations with parents. The article then elaborates with seven strategies that use these ten principles. Although these ideas might mean extra work for the teacher initially, it pays off because studies prove that when parents are involved with their child’s learning positive results occur.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:53 PM

This article outlines some simple steps you can take to improve communication with parents. It stresses the importance of using postive communiction strategies with parents to build a good rapport. It also outlines step by step how to handle difficult conversations.

Kate Geer  (Louisville, CO)
Kate Geer (Louisville, CO)


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