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

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Overview

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.

Details

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 (77)

Full Member
 
Thank you!
 
Looks like good strategies!
 
nice job
 
Nice Work
 
Great strategies. Reaffirms a conference & my tactic when the parent started screaming because I used the phrasing presented to conclude & reschedule. Thank you.
Full Member
 
Saying "everything is ok" is so important!!! I literally hold my breath until I hear this as a parent. Great recommendations of asking families for permission to offer advice and help!
Full Member
 
Great information!
Full Member
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This was great, sometimes it helps to have guidelines for these conversations!
Full Member
 
Awesome webinar! Great reminders and helpful information.
Full Member
 
Excellent information
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