Parents & Teachers: Communication Is Critical for a Positive School Year by Kristin Jenkins
Teachers, involve parents, in a positive manner, at the very beginning of the school year. If difficult conversations come up, you've already built positive rapport with them. I call each one of my students' families before school even starts.
- I introduce myself.
- Invite them to back-to-school night.
- Ask them if there's anything they'd like to share with me about their child.
A grad school instructor suggested this to me several years ago and I've been doing it ever since!