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Principal Connection / Swimming with Your Shoes On (ASCD)

This ASCD article digs into how school leaders can support educators in  improving communication with caregivers and families. This article encourages educational leaders to pose the questions:

  • “When was the last time you focused a professional development session on parent-teacher conferences? Or led teachers in reflecting on the effectiveness of their parent conferences and what they might do differently?
  • Have you ever joined a teacher in a parent meeting with the intent of later giving the teacher feedback on his performance?
  • Do you facilitate discussion among teachers about effective techniques for sharing information with families, particularly information that may be difficult to accept?”

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