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This one thing I did before parent night was a game-changer!

Let’s face it, talking to families can be intimidating. As educators, we spend a lot of time honing our skills to communicate effectively with students. However, engaging with adults is a whole different ball game. With parent night approaching, it’s natural to feel a little nervous. You want to make a good impression and ensure that you and the families are working together as a team for the success of your students. That’s why today, I’m going to share the one thing I did before parent night that was a complete game-changer! Let’s dive in!

So, you want to make a good impression? There’s only one way to do that—make a call.

The Call

But what do you say? I understand that phone calls may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but trust me, it’s worth it. Start by introducing yourself and letting them know that you will be their child’s teacher. Share a little about yourself and three things you love about teaching. Make it personal and relatable. Then, ask if they have any questions or concerns ahead of time. This gives them an opportunity to talk with you privately, especially if parent night is an open-door event. Don’t forget to ask if you can introduce yourself to their child as well. One Fab Teacher, for example, reads stories to her students, which adds a great personal touch.

The Benefits

Making this phone call has numerous benefits. Firstly, it allows parents to speak privately with you, creating a comfortable space for open communication. It breaks the ice before the big night, making the parent-teacher interaction smoother. Moreover, it shows that you genuinely care about the well-being of the students and are willing to take the initiative. Families often receive phone calls for negative reasons, so a positive call like this sets a positive tone for the year ahead.

Wrap Up

I hope you found this tip useful! If you did, be sure to like and subscribe for more valuable insights. To make things easier for you, I’ve created a handy checklist that you can use before parent night. Download it now to ensure a successful and productive evening. Thank you for being an amazing teacher bestie! Bye for now!

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In my first year of teaching, I was so terrified that I was going to upset a parent, that I would shake when I talked to them. 

I would dread phone calls and I was constantly worried that someone was going to come in upset.

After several years, however, I have learned the dos and don’ts of Parent Communication. Now, I don’t dread talking to my parents. Actually, I enjoy it.

What’s better is that even my parents are more excited to reach out. And when they do have a problem, they address it as a “let’s work together” attitude.

Now, I am not afraid of communicating with my families and messing up. And that is all thanks to the climate and environment I created for my families.

So if you are a new teacher or just need some practical tips that you can use right now to transform your Parent Communication, then this post is for you.

Today we are going to cover:

  • Why is Parent Communication so Important for Teachers?
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How to Do Parent-Teacher Conferences Like a Pro

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As a child, I was always terrified of public speaking. I would shake uncontrollably and I could feel my heart beating rapidly in my chest.

But for some reason, I always felt comfortable around kids. 

For adults, however, I have always been terrified!

So you could imagine my horror when I realized that I had to be in charge of the first Parent-Teacher Conferences. 

My first Parent-Teacher Conference, I was shaking, stumbling and I had no idea what I was doing.

As time went on, however, I started to gain some tips on how to host Parent-Teacher Conferences like a pro or Veteran Teacher.

That’s why I want to share with you my top tips on how to host Parent-Teacher Conferences in a confident and organized way.

 I am going to teach you how to not only have a good Parent-Teacher Conference but how to have your parents leave with a smile.

So let’s get started! 

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