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A teacher's guide to communicating with parents : practical strategies for developing successful relationships

Author: Tina Taylor Dyches; Nari Carter; Mary Anne Prater
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Education, ©2012.
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Synopsis: A Teacher's Guide to Communicating with Parents: Practical Strategies for Developing Successful Relationships. A Teacher's Guide to Communicating with Parents is an essential guidebook for the K-12 education professional. Founded on the most current research and practice, it takes an in-depth look at communicating with families of students in elementary and secondary schools. Divided into five main  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tina Taylor Dyches; Nari Carter; Mary Anne Prater
ISBN: 9780137054060 0137054068
OCLC Number: 682896783
Description: vii, 190 pages ; 28 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: Developing Caring Relationships In Schools: --
Developing caring relationships with your students --
Showing interest in each student --
Developing caring relationships with special populations --
Developing caring relationships with your students' families --
Understanding your students' family backgrounds --
Understanding the strengths of your students' families --
Understanding the concerns of your students' families --
Summary --
Chapter 2: Skills For Communicating With Families: --
Communication skills --
Skills for face-to-face communications --
Skills for written communications --
Considerations for communicating with diverse types of families --
Considerations for culturally/linguistically diverse families --
Considerations for socioeconomically diverse families --
Considerations for families raising children with different abilities --
Summary --
Chapter 3: Communicating With Families Throughout the School Year: --
Phone Communications --
Purposes --
Advantages and limitations --
General guidelines --
What to say during phone calls --
How to communicate during phone calls --
Written communications: paper --
Purposes --
Advantages and limitations --
General guidelines --
What to include --
How to create written communications on paper --
Written communications: electronic --
Purposes --
Advantages and limitations --
General guidelines --
What to include --
How to create written communications electronically --
Types of written communications --
Disclosure documents --
Curriculum plans --
Newsletters --
Homework --
School-home notes --
Progress reports and report cards --
Legal documents --
Summary --
Chapter 4: Communicating With Families In Meetings: --
Formal meetings --
Classroom events (back-to-school nights and open houses) --
Teacher-led parent-teacher conferences --
Student-led conferences --
Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings --
Parent-teacher organization meetings --
Informal meetings --
School visits (hallway and classroom chats) --
Home visits --
Parent volunteers in classrooms --
Summary --
Chapter 5: Addressing Difficult Topics With Families: --
Academic issues --
What are academic difficulties? --
Support at school --
Communicating with parents --
Social and behavioral issues --
What are social/behavioral problems? --
Support at school --
Communicating with parents --
Child abuse and neglect --
What is child abuse and neglect? --
Reporting abuse and neglect --
Support at school --
Communicating with parents --
Bullying --
What is bullying? --
Support at school --
Communicating with parents --
School crises --
What are school crises? --
Crisis response and communication plans --
Communicating with parents --
Summary --
Appendix: Templates and reproducibles --
Index.
Responsibility: Tina Taylor Dyches, Nari J. Carter, Mary Anne Prater.

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Synopsis: A Teacher's Guide to Communicating with Parents: Practical Strategies for Developing Successful Relationships. A Teacher's Guide to Communicating with Parents is an essential guidebook for the K-12 education professional. Founded on the most current research and practice, it takes an in-depth look at communicating with families of students in elementary and secondary schools. Divided into five main sections; this indispensable guide covers a broad-based school population including: general education students, students with disabilities, culturally/linguistically diverse students, students from low socioeconomic status, and students with unique gifts and talents. The evidence-based content is enhanced and illustrated with examples, graphics, and professional reproducible materials.

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