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Understanding Independent School Parents: The Teacher's Guide to Successful Family-School Relationships

Understanding Independent School Parents The Teacher s Guide to Successful Family School Relationships Understanding Independent School Parents is a practical guide for teachers provides advice for forging successful relationships with independent school parents Written by a seasoned school psychologis

  • Title: Understanding Independent School Parents: The Teacher's Guide to Successful Family-School Relationships
  • Author: Michael G. Thompson Alison F. Mazzola
  • ISBN: 9780984991709
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
  • Understanding Independent School Parents is a practical guide for teachers provides advice for forging successful relationships with independent school parents Written by a seasoned school psychologist and an experienced classroom teacher, this book aims to help teachers and administrators understand today s families and maintain healthy relationships with them Readers wUnderstanding Independent School Parents is a practical guide for teachers provides advice for forging successful relationships with independent school parents Written by a seasoned school psychologist and an experienced classroom teacher, this book aims to help teachers and administrators understand today s families and maintain healthy relationships with them Readers will learn how to create school environments that support both teachers and parents, make the most of parent conferences, and manage those disruptive and difficult five percenter parents who can make a teacher s life miserable.

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    1 thought on “Understanding Independent School Parents: The Teacher's Guide to Successful Family-School Relationships

    1. There are a number of books and articles about unengaged parents, bemoaning that there is apathy in the general public about education. "Understanding Independent School Parents" is not that kind of book. Instead, it is a How To for teachers who must work with the most demanding and often difficult and unrealistic parents.According to the National Association of Independent Schools, the typical independent day school student is from a family in the top 10% of U.S. incomes. Parents tend to be wel [...]

    2. Thompson and Mazzola's book gives some useful tips, especially by identifying types of private school parents and how to deal with them; however, as a high school teacher, most of the examples deal with elementary related school issues. Other ideas suggested would be good advice for new teachers, but for veteran teachers they are mostly common sense.

    3. This is a must-read for anyone who works in an independent school. The authors explain - clearly, concisely and with many examples that will have you nodding your head in recognition - how to build bridges with parents so as to proactively head off conflicts, understand and empathize with parents' concerns, and best work with administrators to protect yourself and make sure the best interests of the child come first. The chapter on family structures and dynamics (your own and those of the famili [...]

    4. Simple, straight-forward, actionable advice for good communication with parents and families. I'm going to make some changes this year to accommodate Thompson's solid advice. And after reading, I'm hoping I have a fighting chance of not crying at my desk over the inevitable 5% of parents, the difficult ones that Thompson categorizes as "threatening-abusive," "anxious-incompetent," or "denying and unresponsive." This little book would have come in handy at any of the three public schools I worked [...]

    5. While the content is engaging, poignant, and helpful, the editing is sloppy (many spelling, grammar and punctuation errors) and it reads like a blog. Additionally, Thompson makes many claims that are not cited or referenced.

    6. The author is speaking from their experience as lower school teacher. As a middle school teacher, I still found a good number of useful tips. Many of the strategies mentioned are ones I already use; however, it was helpful to have an outline/checklist. Worth the quick read.

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