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ERIC Number: EJ857713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Keeping in Touch with Families All Year Long
Davis, Carol; Yang, Alice
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v75 n1 p61-64 Sep 2009
For many parents, a phone call home from a teacher means trouble. The result? When a teacher gets in touch, parents' anxiety levels and defensive barriers may automatically go up, reducing their potential to participate as partners in their children's education. But it does not have to be that way. Teachers can regularly contact students' families when nothing is wrong, just to share what the child is doing well and what is going on in the classroom. This article discusses the reasons for staying in touch and provides ways of keeping in touch.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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