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.