As educators, we have a lot to juggle in a day. So much so that we may not take the time to plan effective communication with a student’s parent.
Spend one minute thinking about what that parent had to go through to get their child to school on time. Remind yourself of your own struggles this morning.
Now talk to them. See how your communication approach changes. Your continued patience and understanding can lead to a more meaningful and effective partnership with that parent. And a better partnership means better students.
These are the kinds of conversations and strategies we have with educators in our YOU Program Training Workshop. We know that effective parent engagement leads to student achievement and we want to work with your school and district to show you how.