Teacher-Parent Communication: Dos and Don'ts

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Do: Bring Up Your Concerns

You have a right to ask questions and address concerns about your child’s education, but do so at the right times. Jennifer Little, a teacher for 40 years, says her pet peeve is “parents who drop in 15 minutes before class starts or at dismissal when there are meetings or duties requiring teacher attendance.” If you need to chat with an educator outside of scheduled conferences, ask to pencil in a meeting. Teachers are super busy and just dropping in could make you "that parent."