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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 (59)

Full Member
 
Excellent webinar! Full of practical, common sense information! Thank you!
 
I liked the reminder about reflective listening.
Full Member
+2
 
Good reminders of common sense items when speaking with parents.
Full Member
 
Great tips!
 
Good information
Full Member
+1
 
Great reminders and suggestions! Thank you for sharing!
Full Member
 
Great suggestions and resources. I like the suggestions about letting parents know who will be involved in meetings.Thanks
Full Member
+5
 
Great, tools for parents - teacher communication...
Full Member
 
This will be very helpful! I liked all her suggestions when dealing with defensive parents.
 
Thank you Leigh Anne for your clear and right to the point presentation. Parents know when a teacher has their child's best interest as a priority. Mutual teacher's/parent's respect and deep listening is essential for a fruitful collaboration.
Patricia Britz
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