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Check out the website for the Empowerment Ecosystem Summit for the schedule, locations, and details on how to register! Parent communication isn’t the sexiest part of our jobs, but that doesn’t make it any less critical. Natalie is joined by Crystal Frommert, author of “When Calling Parents isn’t your Calling,” to discuss strategies to proactively partner with parents and how to assert ourselves when communication crosses into disrespectful territory. Show Notes:
  • Whenever possible, we should lean towards verbal rather than written, digital communication.
  • Many of us are nervous about talking to parents because of bad past experiences and deep fears of being exposed as a fraud.
  • Parent communication in education is NOT customer service; we are professionals, not “yes” people.
  • Strategies for proactive parent communication are meet-the-teacher nights, information nights about special events, or spontaneous positive phone calls home.
  • A great question to ask when talking to parents about something tough is, “What suggestions do you have for me to support your child through this?”
  • As we build our expertise, we can avoid talking about grades with parents altogether by sharing evidence of learning directly.
💬 Continue the conversation with Natalie on Twitter or Instagram   💬 Continue the conversation with Crystal on Twitter, Instagram, or her website.     ✊ Join our Facebook group for community, connection and allies.  
✊ Check out the website for the Empowerment Ecosystem Summit for the schedule, locations, and details on how to register! Parent communication isn’t the sexiest part of our jobs, but that doesn’t make it any less critical. Natalie is joined by Crystal Frommert, author of “When Calling Parents isn’t your Calling,” to discuss strategies to proactively partner with parents and how to assert ourselves when communication crosses into disrespectful territory. Show Notes: Whenever possible, we should lean towards verbal rather than written, digital communication. Many of us are nervous about talking to parents because of bad past experiences and deep fears of being exposed as a fraud. Parent communication in education is NOT customer service; we are professionals, not “yes” people. Strategies for proactive parent communication are meet-the-teacher nights, information nights about special events, or spontaneous positive phone calls home. A great question to ask when talking to parents about something tough is, “What suggestions do you have for me to support your child through this?” As we build our expertise, we can avoid talking about grades with parents altogether by sharing evidence of learning directly. 💬 Continue the conversation with Natalie on Twitter or Instagram   💬 Continue the conversation with Crystal on Twitter, Instagram , or her website.      ✊ Join our Facebook group for community, connection and allies.   leer más leer menos

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