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The Parent Protocol: A Plan for Talking about Sensitive Issues with Parents

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Teachers and parents alike often approach conferences with apprehension or nervous fear, especially if problems or difficult issues need to be discussed. Proper planning, forethought, and empathy can go a long way in helping to ease those tensions. Join Leigh Anne Kraemer-Naser as she discusses the Parent Protocol, a planning tool that allows teachers to carefully choose how they are going to present a sensitive or problematic issue to parents. She will cover choosing how to invite parents to a conference, presenting information in an objective yet empathetic manner, and using reflective listening techniques to confirm parent responses.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Communication & Collaboration, Counseling, Special Education
Tags: communication, handling difficult issues, listening, parent conferences

Reviews (67)

Full Member
Great tips and useful for all teachers.
Good tips
Full Member
I liked how she gave a parent perspective of conferences with tips. Very helpful
Full Member
Great presentation and great advices. It is very helpful for me. Thank you for sharing!
Basic Member
Thank you!
Full Member
Excellent information - As our lower school assistant principal, I plan to share this with all of my teachers.
Full Member
Good strategies for being proactive in a parent conference.
Basic Member
Excellent webinar! Full of practical, common sense information! Thank you!
I liked the reminder about reflective listening.
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