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The Benefits of Communication Between Parents and Teachers

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The benefits of communication between parents and teachers has become a very important debate when we think about ways to better help our children/students. Teachers- parents relationship assume may roles. Communication plays a very significant part when building a parents-teachers relationship. It is my belief that in order to ensure students academic success teachers and parents need to have a relationship build on effective communication. “school teachers have to communicate with parents about their students’activities and achievements, families also need to inform school about students’ progress” (Raccah &Elyashiv, 2008). It is my goal when I communicate with parents, to goes beyond sharing information about students performance. I hope to foster a relationship in which information is shared on how to better enhance students achievements within the classrooms and outside of the classroom. When trying to establish effective parent teachers relationship, I hope to be able to discuss my students strengths and weaknesses openly, share vital information about curriculum in which the concepts are shared with hope that parents will reinforce the skills in the home. It is my goal that my parents feel welcomed within my classroom. I would hope that my parents feel free to reach out about their concerns, or if they need help themselves. As a teacher I have a responsibility not only to my students, but their parents as well. I am willing to my make myself available in a manner that is professional. To communicate with parents throughout the school year, I will use modern technology ( website, phone, email), teacher/ parent/ student information sheet, parent- teacher journal and parent conferences to communicate with parents, and other...

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...self I let my child know I will always know what takes place in the classroom. The methods in which I choose to communicate with parents are: information sheets for parents/ students/ teachers. The phone, emails/text, parent-teacher journal, web page and parents-conference (face to face). As I move through the school year, I am sure to learn about each parent and how they prefer to communicate. I will keep records of conversation. When announcements is sent out about workshops or so on, parents attendance or even reply if they cannot make it will give me an idea if my method of communication is working. For the web page, I will send out a questionnaire to parents, asking for feedback on the website.

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Addi-Raccah, A., & Arviv-Elyashiv, R. (2008). Parent Empowerment And Teacher Professionalism: Teachers' Perspective. Urban Education, 43(3), 394-415.
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