One way that I communicate with parents is through email. Each week, I try to send an email to a parent with something positive their student has done. Think about it and ask yourself - What is the main reason teachers call home or write home to a parent? Usually Johnny is in trouble! What if you were contacted by a teacher for the simple fact that you wanted to say something positive? From the art teacher, no less? This makes a huge impact.
Here are some examples of notes I have sent home:
1. Communicates something POSITIVE
2. Builds Relationships
3. Makes both parties feel pretty great! (filling buckets goes both ways, people! )
So think about it, what have you done, or do you want to do, to improve the following three points above? Please share! Positivity is contagious.