New Teachers: How to Talk to Parents

If you are a new teacher, one of your most important tasks is to develop a rapport with your student’s parents. This rapport is essential in building a strong foundation for your teaching career. Here are a few tips for talking to your student’s parents.

  1. Begin the conversation by saying hello and explaining how much you appreciate the role that parents play in their children’s education.
  2. Be honest and upfront about your expectations for the child’s education and why you believe it’s important.
  3. Discuss any concerns that the parents may have and how you will address them.
  4. Let the parents know that they can contact you any time they have questions or concerns.
  5. Establish a regular communication schedule. Make sure you and the parents are scheduled to talk regularly so that you can build a strong relationship.
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