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Teacher-Parent Communication Strategies to Start the Year Off Right | Edutopia

By prioritizing communication with families at the start of the school year, educators can foster strong parent engagement, break down barriers, and provide support for all students.

Not all parents communicate the same way. To determine a family’s contact preferences, simply ask them directly, says Erin Healey, an English teacher in Rhode Island. Create a beginning-of-the-year Google Form, use an introductory phone call or email, or discuss the topic at back-to-school night. This is also a great time to learn what languages are spoken at home.

Read the article by Paige Tutt here: Teacher-Parent Communication Strategies to Start the Year Off Right | Edutopia

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