If you a teacher how would you handle making a difficult phone call to a parent?
Depends on the situation
Most of the time, I won't call the parents.
From experience, parents can only make things worse. I know they have responsibility for their child, but this is the child's life and their decision.
If it is a crazy/hopeless case, then I would call the parents and not hold anything back.
Anything else, I would negotiate with the student.
In the past, my dad frequently punished me for school/home failures (many were trivial), but it didn't improve me at all. In fact the more he punished me, the more I opposed him. He has his principles, and I have mine. Change comes from the will of the student, not from the parent.
I would make a difficult phone call to a parent quickly, with compassion and honesty.
Calling parents: If you’re a teacher about make a difficult phone call to a parent, there are several things you can do to make sure all goes smoothly. These are suggestions I myself have used as a middle school teacher. read more
I was once a teacher and had to make a few difficult phone calls to parents. The first thing a teacher should do is develop a relationship with parents at the beginning of the school year BEFORE it's necessary to make any difficult phone calls. When a parent knows that you value his/her child and want to give them the best education you can, they will take unpleasant news with a better attitude.
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