This post is part of the #EdublogsClub – a group of educators and edtech enthusiasts that blog around a common theme each week.  Prompt: Write a post about parents.

One of the best tips I ever got was to contact all of my students’ parents before I needed to.  This was no easy feat with almost 180 students, but it was well worth it.  I loved when one of my students would come into class with a goofy smile on his or her face and say “you called my house yesterday.”   I would ask them if they heard what I had said about them and they always knew I had called to say something positive.  If I ever had to call with a concern, I could hear the parent say “that nice Mrs. Wagner called today and she is concerned about _____.”  I rarely had parent push back because they knew I was genuinely concerned about their child and his or her progress.


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