Parent Communication

Jessica ReedBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: There are various ways to communicate with parents: set expectations and use technology. Set expectations and parameters around response times. Tip: Have positive interactions with parents. There are various ways parent communication can be enhanced through technology: Remind, FlipGrid, email, and Google Voice. Jessica joined Rae on the Daily Drop In to chat about Parent Communication Refresh. Click here … Read More

Middle School Parents and Guardians Want to Hear from You!

Carrie LaRueBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Middle school students aren’t great communicators with their parents. As teachers, we have to facilitate that communication by providing adults at home with information without overwhelming them. Let’s make that communication positive! Developmentally, we know middle school students, particularly older middle school students, are beginning to explore who they are apart from the adults with whom they live. While … Read More

S3 Episode 06 – Punk Rock Communication

Joshua BuckleyPunk Rock Classrooms Podcast

Punk Rock Classrooms · S3 E06 – Punk Rock Communication Punk had fliers, zines, and message boards to get the word out to the punk community. What do we have as educators and what are we doing to make sure we connect with our families and larger communities? Josh and Mike share why connecting, telling our school’s story, and enlisting … Read More

Preparing for Your Conferences

Katie MiglinBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: There are a number of things you can do to prepare for your Parent-Teacher Conferences. Below you will learn 6 tips for preparation: learn from your previous mistakes, plan accordingly, create a schedule to ensure proper seating, communicate well with parents, take notes, and make a lasting impression. It’s October and the first quarter is likely wrapping up which … Read More

Unmasking the Fears of Communicating with EL Parents

Andrea BitnerBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: أهلا بك…欢迎…bienvenido….welcome! We can empower ourselves and improve relationships by taking action to empower our EL parents. Learn the preferred language spoken at home for EL parents. Below are three great translation resources you can access to help communicate with EL parents rather than asking a family friend or sibling to help communicate. “Andrea, you HAVE to be at … Read More