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Tips for Positive Parent-Teacher Interaction

EducationWorld is pleased to present this professional development resource shared by Dr. Jane Bluestein, an expert in relationship-building, positive school climate and effective instruction.

Positive parent-teacher interactions help everyone--parents and guardians, educators and students. Explore Dr. Bluestein's comprehensive tips sheet offering numerous ways to ensure a positive teacher-parent relationship that supports student emotional health and academic achievement.

Sample tips describe how to:

  • Maintain regular positive communication in a variety of ways (and avoid getting in touch only when there's a problem);
  • Invite parents' involvement in their child's growth and school success;
  • Handle student behavior incidents diplomatically and in a way that preserves the dignity of all involved; and
  • Deal calmly and constructively with an angry parent.

Read the entire tips sheet.

The material on the tips sheet was adapted from The Win-Win Classroom (2008), revised edition by Jane Bluestein, Ph.D. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Publishing.

Related resources

Also from Dr. Bluestein:
Is Your School Emotionally Safe?
Accommodating Student Sensory Differences
The Art of Setting Boundaries

About Dr. Bluestein

Dr. Jane Bluestein is a speaker, trainer and specialist in programs and resources related to relationship building, effective instruction and personal development.

She is an award-winning author whose books include Creating Emotionally Safe Schools, High School’s Not Forever, 21st Century Discipline, The Win-Win Classroom and many others. In addition, she has appeared on CNN, National Public Radio and "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

Dr. Bluestein, formerly a classroom teacher, crisis-intervention counselor and teacher training program coordinator, currently heads Instructional Support Services, Inc., a consulting and resource firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Visit her Web site to access free resources, order books, read her blog and more.


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