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CarterNick

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What does it take to communicate effectively with families?

Offer different ways of communication and often. Try and talk to them when kids are dropped off or after. You could send progress papers, do meetings, and do bulletins. You could also do phone calls as well. When a child is having an issue (not talking about emergencies) you should communicate as soon as you can with the parents about it. Also let them know how the child is thriving and learning.
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In order to effectively communicate with families you need to take advantage of the opportunities you have to open a dialogue. Using this dialogue when you do not have an important matter to discuss helps strengthen that relationship and also show that it is okay to have a conversation that is positive and unrelated to their student. Making a decision to have positive conversations about student growth as well as struggles helps balance out the information parents are receiving. 
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In order to successfully communicate with families is by first thinking of the families perspective and coming up with the solution that benefits both you and the parent. Next approach the families with a positive attitude and very specific information so that they can completely understand what is going on. Also be descriptive without using any judgemental tones or reactions just state the facts and work together towards a positive outcome. As well as open up to the families emotions and make sure that when you speak to them that you remain supportive and alert to their emotions. This type of atmosphere is very positive and allows the families and their children to feel like they can trust you.
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Successful communication with families requires a relationship as a foundation so that there is trust to allow for both sides to be honest and open. it's important that the family hears about positive parts of the child's time at school, but also that negative occurrences  can be communicated without blame, and with the intention of finding the underlying cause. The family knows their child better than anyone, so their opinion is always most important even if we as teachers don't agree with it. 
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