- Here is the first question on the Twitter Chat using #teacheredchat
- — Dean Kuran (@Mr_Kuran)Tue, Mar 24 2015 01:13:09A1 Sharing our blog, photos, goings on in our learning space… and sharing my Twitter account with them to follow along #teacheredchat
- This is one approach from an educator on how he communicates with parents using blogs, photos, and Twitter. I would definitely try to implement blogs because they effectively communicate a message quickly for parents. We know that parents are busy and we do not want to overwhelm them with too much information.
- JudyArzt believes that being bilingual is a tremendous advantage to communicate with parents whose L1 is not English. I strongly agree and have noticed that it has benefited me with communicating with my Spanish speaking parents.
- Second question on the Twitter chat
- This is a point of view from an educator on the importance on involving parents with their child's education. I completely agree because parents care about their students success just as we do. We need to make the effort to communicate with them about their student's strengths and areas of concern.
- One educator believes that it is important to be open and available with parents in order to have their support. I agree because without the support of the parents we educators can have a difficult time getting our students excited about their education.
- Question 3 on the Twitter chat.
- — Christopher Barnes (@ChrisBarnes06)Tue, Mar 24 2015 01:36:13A3- If you build it, they'll come. We communicate w/the tools parents use- Twitter, FB, Instagram, Remind101, webpage, blog. #teacheredchat
- This educator believes that if we take the time to create communication tools that parents are already familiar with, they will use them. I will begin to communicate with my students' parents through email to inform them that I will have a website available to them. This way they can look up what homework or upcoming exams their students have.
- The fourth question on the Twitter chat.
- — Tara Wilkinson (@tlnwilkinson)Tue, Mar 24 2015 01:42:36A4. I find ELL families are often the hardest to reach, so anytime I can get someone to translate (note or phone) it helps. #teacheredchat
- It is difficult to communicate with parents that communicate in a language that you do not know; however, if translators are available we should utilize them. I am fortunate that I can speak Spanish and that most of my students are Hispanic. If there is ever a language barrier between a parent and myself I will seek the help from a translator in order to communicate with families.
- This is question 5 on the Twitter chat.
- Dr. Sam Fecich believes that showing new teachers how to communicate with parents is crucial because then new educators will have techniques/methods they can implement to communicate effectively. I completely agree that sharing approaches on how to communicate with parents is a great way to help one another grow as an educator. I plan to attend talks in order to continue to grow and improve my methods of communicating with parents.
Communication with parents and families
This was an hour long Twitter chat using #teacheredchat @ 6PM.
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