Creating a relationship between student, teacher, and parent is a vital part to the successful education of your child this year. For a year, I am blessed to share this precious miracle with you. To watch him/her grow, to laugh at their jokes, and to share in their experiences.
Communication is the key to any successful relationship. My door is always open, stop in at any time, send me an email, or call. I would love to discuss with you any concerns you have regarding your child.
1) Meet your child’s teacher early in the school year. Don’t wait for a problem.
2) Ask your child’s teacher about his or her goals, rules, and limits, and how often you can expect to hear from them.
3) Tell teachers about your child – special interests, likes and dislikes, strengths, and weaknesses, and any major changes in his/her life.
4) Get involved at school. Volunteer in the classroom and for special events and field trips.
5) Make sure the school knows your schedule and how to reach you.
6) Let teachers know the good things your child says about them.
7) Ask questions when you have concerns and stay informed about what’s going on at school.
8) When requesting a meeting, state your general topic so the teacher can prepare.
9) Avoid automatically taking sides, whether the teacher’s or your child’s. Try to stay objective and state your observations only.
10) Stay calm – never accuse or attack. Share what you would like to see happen. Be specific and ask for details.
REMEMBER – Your child learns by watching you. Demonstrate good negotiation skills.