How parents and teachers should talk to each other

By:Michelle Maltais

parenntt“Students aren’t the only ones who have homework. We parents also have an ongoing assignment: building, nurturing and maintaining a relationship with our kids’ teachers.“The level of success a child experiences during a school year is definitely enhanced by communication and cooperation between parents and teachers,” former LAUSD kindergarten and middle school teacher (and mom) Wendy Kennar said.For some of us, forging a collaborative relationship might seem daunting. As a mother of five, Gracie Lujan of La Cañada, put it: “You always feel like you’re going to the principal’s office.”Sure, exchanges between parent and teacher can, at times, feel territorial or even adversarial. But they shouldn’t — and they don’t have to.”To read further please click here:http://www.latimes.com/local/education/teachers/la-me-edu-parent-teacher-communication-explainer-20151018-htmlstory.html

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