7 Things to Do When a Teacher Calls Home

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Isolate What's Wrong

Take time to clarify the behavioral problem with the teacher before discussing a solution. Listening to an explanation of the context in which the problem occurs will not only help you cool down, it can also shed light on a possible solution to the problem. Corbett suggests, “Ask the teacher to describe specific behaviors she has seen so that the parent can identify and watch for them in the home setting.”