Share Paper: Parent-Teacher Communication: Strategies, Tools, and Pitfalls

  1. Siri Anderson, St. Catherine University, United States
  2. Gerald Ardito, Pace University, United States
Tuesday, June 26 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Koepelzaal

Abstract: Rapid changes in digital technology and related cultural norms have qualitatively altered expectations around parent-teacher communication practices. Thirty years ago parents might have expected to learn a few times a year how their child was doing in a given class -- via conferences and term grades. As with shopping, entertainment, and interactions with friends, many parents now expect very explicit knowledge of how their child is doing--on a daily basis in many settings. Teachers, interested in doing “whatever it takes” to support their student’s success, often initiate this digital on-demand parent-teacher communication stream. Yet some teachers find this expectation daunting ...