Communicating with parents

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  • 1. M . D E WA N A T H O M P S O N M A R I A R O S A S G A R C I A V I L L A G E C O N S U LT I N G G R O U P Communicating with Parents
  • 2. What we will discuss today:   Establishing Relationships   How to Communicate?   Over Communicate-Don’t just use one method of communication   Consider Culture when Communicating   Create a Welcoming Environment   Customer Service   Parent Information Table   Parent Rooms   List Enrichments/Schedule   Pictures of Counselors   Where to Communicate?   Don’t just limit yourself to the school   Communication is Not One-Way: Parent Feedback
  • 3. What is Communication?   Communication is a system for transmitting or exchanging information   Communication is not just verbal. It is the means by which you relay information to parents.
  • 4. "Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.“ ~Jim Rohn 20% 80% The Information How You Feel About the Information TheConversation
  • 5. 1st Establish Relationships 1.Don’t Make Assumptions 2. Have Positive Conversations About Child 3. Introduce Yourself 4. Address Barriers Village Consulting Group Please do not duplicate without the written consent of the authors
  • 6. The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
  • 7. Over-Communicate
  • 8. Communicating with Diverse Cultures   Native Language/Translators   Sharing Space   Touching   Eye Contact   Time Ordering of Interactions
  • 9. Create a Welcoming Space
  • 10. Place information where it is likely to be seen
  • 11. Market Your Program
  • 12. Welcome parents & their young children
  • 13. Outside of SchoolAt the School   Churches   Community Centers   During Sporting Events   Grocery Stores   Library   During Pick-Up   During Drop-Off   Parent Rooms   Parent Boards   Student Events Where to Communicate?
  • 14. Meet the Parents Where They Are
  • 15. “ WHEN ALL OTHER MEANS OF COMMUNICATION FAIL, TRY WORDS….OR FOOD” Remember……..