Tag: communication

As Parent-Teacher Conferences Vanish: When No News is Just No News

As Parent-Teacher Conferences Vanish: When No News is Just No News
There is a trend in education to dispense with the traditional biannual parent-teacher conferences. Now that every test and homework score can be accessed by parents online, the thinking goes that these conferences are meaningless and time-wasters. Parents who want conferences may request them. Otherwise, they should assume no news is good news. I would... Read more »

How do I Communicate with You?

What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate. The irate parent had showed up for preschool with her three-year-old and baby in tow. When she was told it was a non-school day, she erupted in rage. How was she supposed to know that? Despite receiving this information on school-year and monthly calendars and newsletters,... Read more »