Parents

Should Teachers Give Their Phone Number To Parents?

Should Teachers Give Their Phone Number To Parents? by Terry Heick Should teachers give their phone number to parents? I’m not sure there’s a universal answer here but may be worth teachers sharing their experience. I came across the conversation after seeing the following conversation reddit. You can read more about Google Voice here. I …

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7 Ways To Improve Parental Involvement In The Classroom

7 Ways To Improve Parental Involvement In The Classroom  by TeachThought Staff If it’s not obvious enough by watching and seeing and experiencing in your own classroom, there are studies describing the importance and significance of getting parents on board in a child’s learning (here’s one). Besides which, it’s just plain and simple common sense …

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12 Apps For Smarter Teacher-Parent Communication

12 Apps For Smarter Teacher-Parent Communication by TeachThought Staff Teacher-parent communication is, ideally, a two-way street. It is best thought of in terms of purpose: Why do teachers and parents need to talk? How can learning experiences be designed that require that interaction? What systems can be put in place to respond when the communication–for …

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Ep. 65 Using Mindfulness For More Compassionate Students

  Ep. 65 Using Mindfulness And Meditation To Help Children Manage Stress And Be More Compassionate by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development This is episode 65 of the TeachThought Podcast! Drew Perkins talks with author Susan Kaiser Greenland about her books and work with children around mindfulness and meditation. Links & Resources Mentioned …

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Teachers Calling Home: The Bare Minimum For Communicating With Families

Teachers Calling Home: The Bare Minimum For Communicating With Families by Cheryl Wilson When I was a classroom teacher, I specifically remember one moment that impacted my career forever. One morning, I called a parent on her job at a local grocery store. The parent came to the phone as nervous as anyone would after …

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Internet Safety Cheat Sheet For Digital Media Use In Schools

Internet Safety Cheat Sheet For Digital Media Use In Schools by TeachThought Staff Digital media use is exploding in education. Unfortunately, internet safety is something many teachers–and worse, students-take for granted. While many teachers–and librarians–are concerned with breaking copyright laws, controlling digital media use is often an afterthought. Or worse, so heavily scrutinized that district filters kill …

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