Now that the school year is in full swing, it’s a perfect time to check in with parents and get their perspective on the year so far.
Research shows that open communication between home and school boosts student achievement. Providing lots of opportunities for parent-teacher communication is one way to help parents feel like a valued part of their child’s school experience. It also helps teachers gather important details to help improve teaching and learning as the year goes on.
The focus of this free fall-themed communication pack is to give both you and your students’ parents the opportunity to share any small concerns or other little issues you’ve noticed so far. Creating simple, informal opportunities to share feedback will help you avoid negative surprises later in the year.
- A quick survey for parents
- Two eye-catching images that you can attach to your web page or emails, to invite parents to provide feedback.
- Two note sheets for you to use to give parents a heads-up about small issues you’ve noticed that they may want to discuss with their child.
Many teachers hold parent-teacher conferences in the fall. If that’s the case for you, sending a survey in advance is still helpful. It will give you an idea about how the parents and students are feeling, so you can discuss any concerns during your conference. Gathering this information in advance will help you make the most of the brief conference time.
Speaking of fall parent communication, here’s a quick Halloween safety reminder for parents and students. (This image, and more, are included in a free pack of seasonal reminder images for subscribers or as part of this larger pack of parent reminder images.) And click here for a blog post with more quick parent reminder ideas. Happy fall!