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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 (92)

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Very good suggestions!
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Leigh Anne offered some great advice about meeting with parents. I admit that when a parent seems unwilling to accept the fact his/her child is really misbehaving, it takes a miracle to keep me from becoming defensive especially if the parent is blaming me.
Could have used last week!!! HAHA Great webinar
As a SPED Teacher I have to discuss sensitive issues with parents. Thank you for the information.
This was informative and the specific phrases share were invaluable.
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Thank you!
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Thanks for the information.
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Very informative and useful.
Clear and productive information.
Thank you. This was informative, I learned new information as a parent and educator.
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