5 Easy Ways to Improve Parent Communication in 2015

5 Easy Ways to Improve Parent Communication in 2015

1. Share Your Principles:  Parents love getting to know their principal and understanding the school’s mission and objectives. Good leadership builds trust with families and creates advocates at home and in the community. Principals can do this by sending personalized communication out to parents, sharing ideas, student and teacher accomplishments and success stories.  Try branding your communication with something personal, for example “Mr. B’s Weekly Digest” or “Principal Kim’s Top Ten”.

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Do teachers at your school communicate with parents?

Do teachers at your school communicate with parents?

Do teachers hesitate because they feel they cannot reach every family in their class or because they are not bilingual or simply because it takes too much time? 

Some teachers print and send papers home. It takes time to print, stuff in folders and then later collect responses. Paper may not even make it to the parents especially parents of kids in upper grades.  Plus it is not green or economical. For a school of 500 kids, one flyer can cost up to $50. 

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