Building Relationships

As you head back to school I wanted to share a quick little freebie and tip to help you keep track of parent communication.  My school district places a huge emphasis on making positive contacts with parents. I find it is so easy to lose track of all the day to day interactions with families, so I wanted to keep track of POSITIVE contacts only.  Any time I interact with parents to celebrate and tell them something awesome about their child I write it down.

There are always a few kids that I feel like I'm having so many not so fun conversations about (for behavior, academics, etc.) that they really really need to hear the positive.  I really do want parents to know how much I love and care for every one of my students regardless of the challenges.

Here is the spreadsheet I created to keep track of these POSITIVE contacts that I find quick and easy to use.
I keep it on a clipboard on my desk so I can quickly add the date and code for any interactions I had that day. I find it really holds me accountable and is a great reflection on my own teaching. Grab a copy for FREE here!

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  1. My district is the same with positive contact, they are huge on us sending positive hand written post cards too! Love the freebie! thanks!

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    1. Great, I hope you can use it and find it helpful!

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  2. I love sending handwritten thank you cards to my students and their parents throughout the school year! Thanks for linking up :)

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  3. Thanks for the communication log! Great idea :)

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    1. It makes my OCD teacher heart happy to have a spreadsheet for everything ;)

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