Today we dive into the topic that can make any teacher feel a bit uneasy – those difficult conversations we have with parents.
This episode explores both the good and the not-so-good experiences of difficult conversations and how we can learn from them. I share valuable insights and strategies to help alleviate the stress that comes with these conversations, allowing us to handle them more effectively and have a much better relationship (and year) with both students and parents.
In this episode I share:
- [02:29] Positive phone calls home alleviates parental anxiety.
- [05:49] Regular updates bridge school and home learning.
- [09:40] Examples needed to communicate concerns about a child’s behavior.
- [10:49] Be specific, clear, and ask for input.
- [15:57] Limited progress, need to step it up. Help with difficult conversations.
- 3 Ways to Improve Communicating with Classroom Families
- Parent Teacher Conference Forms
- Partnering with Families: Home-to-School Connection Bundle
- Kindergarten Home Support for Struggling Students
- Kindergarten Parent Tips and Handouts
- Home-School Partnership
- Tips for Parent Teacher Conferences!