Do you love social media? Chances are, so do your classroom parents! This Education World article shares excerpts from Attention Grabbing Skills for Involving Parents in their Children’s Learning, by Jane Baskwill. All of the experts recommend using social media (Facebook, twitter, etc) to relate to and engage parents!
This article is of special importance to me, as I have always taught in a building where over half of my students come from Spanish speaking households. If you can relate to this, don't let a language barrier stand in your way! This easy to read article provides 5 easy strategies for eliminating the language obstacle.
I love resources that provide me with ready-to-use ideas, and this Edutopia article is exactly that! Each of these tips is a MUST read. They are all easy to implement, and make a huge difference in developing relationships.
This is an excellent introductory resource on building parent teacher relationships. It breaks down not only WHY these relationships are so important, but the benefits for parents, teachers, and students. It also offers a comprehensive list of communication strategies that you can begin to use today!