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10 Things Parents Won't Tell Teachers

Jill Hare |

1. “Don’t assume I know anything.”

Dear Teacher: “As a new parent, I know nothing. Please do not assume I know when things are (events, functions, etc) or what things are (the annual silent auction or even PTA). You need to be specific and explain in detail all the little and big things I will need to know as a parent of a new student.”

Take away: You may have parents in your class that have been through everything before, but don’t gloss over the new parents. You may be the first experience parents have with an educator, so do your best to make it an easy transition.

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