First-Time Teacher’s Guide For Talking To Parents
How far should a teacher go to support their students? Most teachers are dedicated to providing the best possible instruction, despite the challenges they may encounter. When these challenges become overwhelming, effective communication between teachers and parents becomes crucial. Research indicates that teacher-family communication plays a pivotal role in student success. It not only enhances the likelihood of completing homework, active class participation, and staying focused but also contributes to improved behavior and overall social skills. Unfortunately, it may also involve delivering less-than-ideal news to parents about their child’s behavior or performance. While some parents may react negatively, others are prepared to make a positive impact on their child’s life. Interestingly, research suggests that such parental involvement allows teachers to concentrate more on teaching and addressing the needs of all students. The key lies in finding effective ways to communicate with parents, ensuring that their involvement adds the utmost value to their children and, consequently, the classrooms. To learn more about the most effective ways of initiating these conversations, read on to the resource supported alongside this post.
First-Time Teacher’s Guide For Talking To Parents this infographic was contributed by Silke Lessner, an organization providing professional development courses for teachers