Teacher's Guide to Communicating with Parents Practical Strategies for Developing Successful Relationships

ISBN-10: 0137054068

ISBN-13: 9780137054060

Edition: 2012 (Revised)

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List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/3/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 8.40" wide x 10.80" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Tina Taylor Dyches earned her Ed.D. in specialized educational development and educational administration from Illinois State University. She is currently an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in special education at Brigham Young University. She co-authored Guide to Writing Quality Individualized Educational Programs (Pearson, 2007) and Using Children's Literature to Teach about Disabilities (Libraries Unlimited, 2008).Nari Carter is currently enrolled in an Educational Research Ph.D. program at Brigham Young University. Her areas of specialization are teacher development and training. Nari co-authoredWhat Every Teacher Should Know About: Adaptations and Accommodations for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (Pearson, 2009). She is a contributing author of the forthcoming text, Working with Families of Children with Special Needs: Family and Professional Partnerships and Roles (Pearson, 2011).Mary Anne Prater earned her Ph.D. in special education at Utah State University. She is currently a Professor and Department Chair at Brigham Young University. She has also taught at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She authored Teaching Strategies for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (Pearson, 2007) and co-authored Using Children's Literature to Teach about Disabilities (Libraries Unlimited, 2008) and Working with Families of Children with Special Needs: Family and Professional Partnerships and Roles (Pearson, 2011).

Developing Caring Relationships in Schools
Developing Caring Relationships with Your Students
Showing Interest in Each Student
Developing Caring Relationships with Special Populations
Developing Caring Relationships with Your Students' Families
Understanding Your Students' Family Backgrounds
Understanding the Strengths of Your Students' Families
Understanding the Concerns of Your Students' Families Summary
Skills for Communicating with Families
Communication Skills
Skills for Face-to-Face Communications
Skills for Written Communications
Considerations for Communicating with Diverse Types of Families
Considerations for Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Families
Considerations for Socioeconomically Diverse Families
Considerations for Families Raising Children with Different Abilities
Summary
Communicating with Families Throughout the School Year
Phone Communications
Purposes of Phone Communications
Advantages and Limitations
General Guidelines
What to Say in Phone Calls
How to Communicate During Phone Calls
Written Communications
Purposes of Written Communications
Advantages and Limitations
General Guidelines
What to Include in Written Communications
How to Create Written Communications
Electronic Communications
Purposes of Electronic Communications
Advantages and Limitations
General Guidelines
What to Include in Electronic Communications
How to Create Electronic Communications
Types of Written Communications
Disclosure Documents
Curriculum Plans
Newsletters
Homework
School-Home Notes
Progress Reports and Report Cards
Legal Documents
Summary
Communicating with Families in Meetings
Formal Meetings
Classroom Events (Back-to School Nights and Open Houses)
Teacher-Led Parent Teacher Conferences
Student-Led Conferences
Individualized Education Program Meetings
Parent Teacher Organization Meetings
Informal Meetings
School Visits (Hallway and Classroom Chats)
Home Visits
Parent Volunteers in Classrooms
Summary
Addressing Difficult Topics with Families
Academic Issues
What Are Academic Difficulties?
Support at School
Communicating with Parents
Social/Behavioral Issues
What Are Social/Behavioral Problems?
Support at School
Communicating with Parents
Child Abuse/Neglect
What Is Child Abuse and Neglect?
Reporting Abuse and Neglect
Support at School
Communicating with Parents
Bullying
What Is Bullying?
Support at School
Communicating with Parents
School Crises/Emergencies
What Are School Crises/Emergencies?
Crisis Response and Communication Plans
Communicating with Parents
Summary
Appendix Templates and Reproducibles
Index
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