Many experts in communication strategies have written about what it means to effectively communicate. While this can be a topic that may be subjective depending on who is providing the information, it is nevertheless, a truly important topic for our teachers and families.
There is no recipe for success, and no guarantees that we get it right the first or even the second time. Every individual has their own preferences, and what works for one person may not necessarily work for another. It is about finding out who we are speaking to, and how our communication partner best receives information. As partners in your child’s education, we strive to be effective communicators to ensure we are providing you with relevant and accurate information. For this to happen, we need to understand your expectations and preferences for communication. If you feel we are not hearing you, or you are frustrated with the way you are communicated with, please let us know.
We are partners in your child’s educational journey, and we appreciate any information you can provide about your child that may affect him/her in the school setting.
Information that is helpful to us may be as simple as:
- Your child did not sleep well last night, or just got little sleep
- Your child’s stomach has been upset
- Something changed in your home environment or extended family
- Your child is anxious about an upcoming event
- Your child is struggling with a loss of a beloved furry friend
- Your child is angry because….
- Your child had a rough morning because…
- Anything else….
Please remember we are always here to listen, and we want to hear from you. If you have concerns, please be open and honest with us, so we can make sure to address your concerns.