Parent Communication

On May 18th, we got together and chatted about Parent Communication.

IMG_0265Ways to connect with Parents:

  • blog
  • emails, including ‘ask me’ questions
  • Open House
  • Remind (app)
  • Google Drive to store pictures
  • phone
  • twitter
  • facebook group

Questions to discuss with parents when dealing with behaviour

  • how much do parents want to know, know everything that goes wrong or just the big stuff?

Boundaries:

  • explicitly set lines between personal and professional life
  • explicitly set expectations between what they should expect from you and what you expect from them
  • set them early so everyone knows what is expected
  • Let parents know you will respond to their email within 24 hours
  • Make sure you BCC parents parents in emails to protect their privacy

Be careful of giving out your cell phone number. Parents will expect you to answer emails, texts and phone calls right away.

Communicating with parents well solves lots of problems. It shows care about their child.

Documenting children’s behaviour:

  • make sure that you record just the facts/only things you see
  • do not include personal opinions or guesses
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Parent Communication-April 20th

Our next get together will be able parent communication on April 20th at 7pm. It will be at Oh So Good again but we are looking for other venues around the city . Please let us know if you have any other suggestions for venues.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 20th.

 

OTPLC and Apple have teamed up!

HUGE NEWS!!! OTPLC and Apple have teamed up to give us training on all things Apple to use in our classrooms. This will be an ongoing partnership which means more trainings to come.

Our first Apple training will be iPad as a Productivity Tool for teachers on March 30th, 6:30pm at the Rideau Apple Store. Only 20 educators allowed each time. Please RSVP on our facebook group. Remember we will have a bunch more so please don’t feel bad if you miss this opportunity!

 

Join our Facebook Group

We have created a facebook group to share all the awesome educational things going on in Ottawa. Please join our facebook group and share what you have been doing in your classroom or school, educator related events, questions you have and RSVP to our get togethers.

See you on facebook!!!

First Get Together

Our first get together will be taking place on February 16th, 2017 from 6pm at Oh So Good in Westboro. We will be discussing what you want to learn about and learning how to use Google Drive to store your teaching resources. Bring your device, grab a coffee and come hang out with other Ottawa Teachers!

If you are planning to attend, please sign up on our facebook group and say you are going through there! If you don’t have facebook, please just email us to let us know you will be coming.

Please let us if you have any questions in the Contact tab.

Thanks so much and we are really looking forward to learning with you!

Amy, Jessica and Courtney