Re: National Boards Entry 6
- On the course outline do you provide a place for the parents to write in a
response. That makes it more interactive than just the statement. I
include a parent response section on all written communication with the
parents. If progress reports are required at your school, make them unique
by putting on comments specific to that child and ask for parental
response. The efforts do not have to be "warm and fuzzy". They are to keep
parents aware and informed about students and history.
>Subject: [AYA-SSH] National Boards Entry 6
>Date: 27 Jan 2000 07:48:40 -0000
>I have just finished entry 5 for the National Boards, and have begun work
>on entry 6 the "Interactive Communication".
> I'd like to talk with anyone else about entries 5 or 6, and share
>insights and developments.
>For example: when they ask for teacher/parent communication,would part of
>your course outline that says you welcome parent participation serve that
>How about progress reports that the parent/teacher and counselor have to
>fill out- with grades and comments?
>Or are they looking for more "warm fuzzy things" such as Parent outreach
>Please E-Mail or Post..
>Thanks- Tom at TMJM@...
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- What Hugh wrote is true. Communication must be a two-way street. Always
provide parents/caregivers a forum for feedback on anything you send home.
Web pages and e-mail communication is also a good idea! This was one of the
most rewarding parts of the process when I went through it last year. I
really hadn't made the effort that I should have in the past concerning
parental contact. It really does make a remarkable difference in most cases.
Parents see you as an ali (sp? wish there was a spell check on e-mail) in
their child's learning. Remember to address impact on student learning on
entries 5 & 6.
Leslie Coleman, NBCT
Director, SW MS World Class Teaching Initiative