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Communication with Families

Communication with Families

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  • 1. ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 2. What do you understand to be effective methods for communicating with all families?  How does a teacher reach all families with informal communication?  What are key points to consider when designing communication methods?  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 3. Communication techniques are one-way and twoway  Need for variety of communication techniques  Teachers must take initiative  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 4.  Daily conversations are preferable when possible ◦ Teacher strategies to initiate  Telephone calls ◦ For keeping in touch with good news  Personal notes ◦ Preprinted “happygrams” are less personal ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 5.  Bulletin boards ◦ Visible, frequently changed, take-away articles  Electronic communication ◦ Email, blog, web site ◦ Mindful of privacy issues and family access  Daily news flash ◦ Keep parents informed for “car talk” ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 6.  Newsletters ◦ Give parents information and chances to reinforce learning at home  Traveling backpacks, libraries, and literacy activities ◦ Enhance parent-child communication and literacy Classroom displays  Suggestion boxes  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 7.  [Insert from Ch. 8 and Website material for ch. 8] ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 8.  Which communication techniques could be effective for: ◦ A class of 4th graders who ride the bus, and half the families are English Language Learners? ◦ A group of infants? ◦ A class of preschoolers with disabilities? ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 9. Teachers must take the initiative in establishing a variety of communication methods, to reach all parents.  Teachers must consider factors such as parent time and access, two-way communication, professional appearance.  It is important to persist in communication, and to evaluate its effectiveness.  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  • 10. Teachers must take the initiative in establishing a variety of communication methods, to reach all parents.  Teachers must consider factors such as parent time and access, two-way communication, professional appearance.  It is important to persist in communication, and to evaluate its effectiveness.  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.

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