Download a free parent communication log and document the contacts you make with ease.
Classroom management is always a hot topic!
Yes, classroom management is always a hot topic. Just when we think we have figured it out… Guess what? We haven’t. LOL! At least document your interactions with parents to improve your overall classroom management. I have found that it really does make a difference when you keep detailed documentation.
What should I make sure to document when dealing with parent communication?
There are a few important details you should include when documenting contact. Try including the following to ensure you are documenting correctly:
- parent name
- parent phone number
- date of parent contact
- method of contact (email, call, text, note home, meeting in person)
- concern or reason for contact (behavior issues, academic concerns, classroom routine difficulties, etc.)
- notes about conversation
How should I contact parents when there is a problem?
As listed above, there are several different ways that you can get in touch with a student’s guardians or parents. The easiest ways to make contact are sending an email (make sure to email from your school email), calling (call from school phone; try not to give out your personal cell phone number), texting from school phone, note home, or a meeting in person or by digital contact. I prefer to call home and talk directly to parents. If that doesn’t work, I typically ask for a face to face meeting to make the biggest impact on student behavior.
These parent communication documents were created because I struggled with keeping up with which parents I had called, when I had contacted parents, and why the contact was needed in the first place.
Wondering how to improve parent communication?
Download these Parent Communication Logs! If you are like me and also need a little assistance with documenting parent contacts, you need to click the link below. You can see an example of one of the free parent documentation forms above.
Thanks for reading!
Jen Bradshaw @ TeacherKarma.com