That theme of communicating clearly and often with parents was sounded by almost every member of the Principal Files team. Without a doubt, communication with parents is the key ingredient in good teaching and in ensuring parent interest and involvement. "The best teachers are proactive in communicating with parents," said principal Deborah Harbin. "To win parents over, you have to let them know what you're doing, what your class is working on, and how their children are doing. The communication might be in the form of a class newsletter. It might take the form of a phone call home. "The best teachers never surprise parents. Parents always know how their child is doing in class. That means that teachers grade papers in a timely fashion, ask for signatures on schoolwork with low grades, and follow up quickly on concerns." -
Mar 14th, 2015
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