ERIC Number: ED497329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul-28
The ABCs of Teacher-Parent Communication
Banach, William J.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
This book fills a void in teacher education and training. It helps teachers understand and deal with the real-world challenges of effectively communicating with parents. With the utmost regard for limited teacher time and demanding workloads, the book presents a practical, no-nonsense approach any teacher can use to improve communication and strengthen parent relations. The book focuses on perceptions of teachers and how they can be positively influenced. Key sections include information about parent opinion; parent informational needs and wants; an inventory that teachers can use to identify the most effective way to communicate with their parents; practical ideas for improving communication; and a template for developing a personal communication plan. This book contains the following chapters: (1) If Parents Think You're Good, You Are Good!; (2) What Do People Think about When They Think about...You?; (3) What Parents Are Saying about Communication; (4) What Teachers Are Saying about Communication; (5) Some Ways You Can Take Charge of Communication; (6) The Political Reality Is a Continuous Challenge; (7) The Range of Communication Methods (and Their Likely Impact); (8) Types of Communication Methods You Can Use; (9) The Content of Your Communication Is Critical; (10) "The ABC Inventory of Teacher-Parent Communication"; (11) "The ABC Inventory" Part One; (12) "The ABC Inventory" Part Two; (13) Interpreting "The ABC Inventory"; (14) Before You Plan, You'd Better Check the Competition; (15) How You Can Plan Effective (and Efficient) Communication; and (16) If It's to Be, It's Up to...You! The following are appended: (1) Ten Tips from the People on How to Be a Winning Teacher; (2) Is This a School or a Duck Blind?; (3) Interpretation Template for "The ABC Inventory" Part One; (4) Silver Bullet Academy Is Coming to Town; and (5) Forms for Developing Your Communication Plan.
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent School Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Check Lists, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills, Planning, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Characteristics
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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