As you head back to school I wanted to share a quick little freebie and tip to help you keep track of parent communication. My school district places a huge emphasis on making positive contacts with parents. I find it is so easy to lose track of all the day to day interactions with families, so I wanted to keep track of POSITIVE contacts only. Any time I interact with parents to celebrate and tell them something awesome about their child I write it down.
There are always a few kids that I feel like I’m having so many not so fun conversations about (for behavior, academics, etc.) that they really really need to hear the positive. I really do want parents to know how much I love and care for every one of my students regardless of the challenges.
I keep it on a clipboard on my desk so I can quickly add the date and code for any interactions I had that day. I find it really holds me accountable and is a great reflection on my own teaching. Grab a copy for FREE here!