A Positive Partnership

August 2015
Instructor;BacktoSchool2015, Vol. 125 Issue 1, p47
The article offers tips on how teachers can make parents feel more included in the school life of their children. Topics covered include the forethought and energy required to build a positive relationship with families, sharing details about classroom life that will jump-start end-of-day conversations, and the need to set up clear boundaries.


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