2. Think About Establishing a New Parent Communication Strategy

new school yearMore and more families are completely invested in their children’s success at school, so occasional notes home may not cut it anymore. Consider starting the new school year with a parent survey about their child’s strengths and weaknesses, then create a way to keep parents updated on a student’s progress. This could include weekly email blasts, a social media page, or a class web page to let families know more about what’s going on at school. Remember that contacting parents when students do something right will make it much easier to have a productive conversation if there is a behavior or academic issue down the road.

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