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Talking to Your Child’s Teacher: Your Free Back-to-School Guide

There’s a right way — and a wrong way — to communicate with your child’s teacher. Use these sentence starters to guide your conversation in a positive direction starting on Day One.

You know your child best. But you don’t see what happens at school. To get a complete picture of your child’s academic strengths and challenges, you need to work collaboratively with the educators who guide his or her learning every day.

The key to collaboration? Clear communication — without any blame or hostility. And the best way to develop a healthy rapport with your child’s teachers? By beginning on Day One.

Use these sentence starters to guide your conversation in a positive direction. This free handout includes 7 examples of positive, helpful ways to bring up your concerns and priorities — and to forge a productive partnership with your child’s teacher.

 

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