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Parent/Teacher Communication

Children spend more of their waking hours with their teachers than with their parents, so it's vital to consider the relationship between the most important adults in your child's life. Teachers can teach more effectively and children learn better when there is healthy communication between the home and the classroom.

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Parent/Teacher Communication

  1. 1. http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=478Fitango EducationHealth TopicsParent/Teacher Communication
  2. 2. 1OverviewChildren spend more of their waking hours withtheir teachers than with their parents, so its vitalto consider the relationship between the mostimportant adults in your childs life. Teachers canteach more effectively and children learn betterwhen there is healthy communication between thehome and the classroom.
  3. 3. 2Tips-- Introduce yourself to the teacher. Say hello,make a connection and let the teacher know youare interested in your child’s education.-- Introduce your child. Explain a few of your childsinterests, strengths and challenges.
  4. 4. 3Tips-- Go to school events such as “open house” andthe parent-teacher conference. Keep track of bothyour positive feelings and your concerns and shareboth constructively with the teacher. Go to schoolprepared.rack.
  5. 5. 4Tips-- Always assume good will on the teacher’s part.Make your mind up and dont simply go theopinions of others (including your child). If there isa problem, adopt a neutral position with your childuntil addressing it calmly with the teacher.Remember youre on the same team.
  6. 6. 5Tips-- Communicate regularly with comments,compliments and concerns. Share with the teacherif your child is having difficulties with particularsubjects or there are things going on at home(such family crises or changes) that may affect yourchilds performance at school.-- Ask about volunteering or helping out if youhave the time - schools will often appreciate it.
  7. 7. 6Forming RelationshipsForming parent teacher relationships

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