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Some classes also set up a class email group to share information among all the classroom parents. It is an easy way for parents to get involved in class activities and to be kept in the loop when something needs to be done or communicated.

Communicate Available Hours

It's perfectly acceptable to tell parents about the best time to reach you and your preferred method of communicating. If you're willing to talk in the moments directly before or after school, then make a point of sharing this with parents. With so many means of communicating in the modern classroom, sometimes it's difficult for parents to tell which way is less of a burden on the teacher. Make it easy for them to contact you by being direct about what works best for you within your busy schedule.

Be Flexible

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Improvements in parent-teacher communication result in better interactions with students and a better educational environment all around. The above ideas highlight a number of ways to develop solid, effective Cheap Adam Lallana Jersey , constant communication with parents.
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