Effective parent-teacher meetings

"Stop the parent stress!"

Have you ever found yourself worrying about an upcoming parent-teacher meeting, or saying:

I want parents to work with me, not against me!"

You don't have to dread interaction with Mom and Dad. You can look forward to calling home any time without worrying about parent reactions... no matter what news you need to deliver.

And I've got everything you need, right here, in this collection of articles!

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Teacher Letters to Parents

Remember...sending home a positive note
about great behavior is a super idea

Notes, Newsletters & Emails A teacher letter to parents can take many forms, but they all have the purpose of cementing your strong parent-teacher relationship. There are some pitfalls to parent communication however. In this lesson, we learn how to avoid weak links in our communication … [Read more...]

Parent-Teacher Conference

"Missus Weigle? I've heard a lot about ya."

1-on-1 Meetings about Student Behavior A parent-teacher conference isn't just a twice-annual-event for reviewing schoolwork. Parent phone calls are the most-common means of communication, but sometimes a one-on-one meeting is in order. This can be nerve-wracking for teachers who have never … [Read more...]

Delivering News About Student Behavior

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The parent-teacher relationship can withstand conversations about poor behavior if we use the right tone of voice and phrases. Here are the six keys to getting through a difficult discussion with Mom or Dad: Start the conversation with a friendly greeting. Stay focused on the issue at … [Read more...]

Parent-Teacher Communication Roadblocks

Make the first move

Parent-teacher communication is absolutely critical for creating the best possible education environment for kids. You might think this statement seems kind of obvious, but I have found that many teachers are so nervous about communicating with parents that they avoid it completely unless they … [Read more...]