Communicating with someone is never easy whether we are face to face or communicating through a screen.
Communication is one of the most important things we do everyday. It’s done formally through great teaching practices, emails and one on one conversations we have with parents and professional conversations with colleagues. Formal communication is a part of our careers, and it is something we learned how to do at a young age and we have an obligation to do the same thing for our students.
As we are considering curriculum and new ways of planning, maybe part of our conversation needs to center around communication and communication patterns in the school.
Who’s going to contact parents about field trips?
How are parents going to be communicated with?
Who is going to follow up with parents if there is a parental concern?
If you don’t know the answers to these questions and your teachers don’t know the answers to these questions, then more than likely you are going to be dealing with unnecessary miscommunications.