Tips from Veteran Teachers on Dealing with Parents

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Get to know parents and students ahead of time.

Ask the counselors to give you a list of your students about two weeks before school starts. Send the students and parents a "Welcome to my class. I can't wait to meet you postcard." It does wonders for opening communication lines!

Keron Gwaltney
Luella Middle School
Locust Grove, GA
Grade Levels: 6-8

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