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Chapter 15pp

  1. 1. ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. What are helpful teacher attitudes when encountering challenging parents?  What are helpful teacher behaviors when working with challenging parents?  What are some common sources of tension between teachers and parents?  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. Distinguishing hostility from other issues  Helpful teacher behaviors to defuse situations  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Remain calm Acknowledge and accept anger Express concerns constructively Respect parents’ concerns ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4. Understand possible reasons  Strategies to persevere with uninvolved parents  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5. Possible reasons for overinvolvement  Strategies to work with over-involvement  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  6. 6.  Late parents  Lack of respect  Releasing children to noncustodial or “under the influence” parents  End-of-day problems  Asking for special treatment  Disagreement over readiness  Sick children ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7. ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  8. 8. Teachers have a responsibility to persist when faced with challenging parental attitudes and behaviors.  Hostility, under-involvement, and overinvolvement all have causes and helpful responses.  There are appropriate responses to frequent causes of parent-teacher tension.  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.

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