6.1 Teacher/Family Connection: 5 Keys to Effective Communication

Presenter: Helen Ober

Title: PD Trainer, Speaker, Leadership Coach

Workshop Description
The workshop has 2 parts. The 1st part content teaches the 5 keys to effective professional communication. The 2nd part gives possible difficult scenarios within 3 categories...family, co-workers, administration. The participants pair up and together problem-solve how to approach the challenge. They then share/discuss and as the facilitator, I offer additional suggestions. For example: 'A family member consistently is on their cell phone during drop off or pick up. How will you speak to the parent about how that affects the child and to request they reframe from being on the phone.' I also ask for additional difficult examples and offer the specific language to use to resolve it.