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Smart Classroom Management: How to Avoid Angry Parent Complaints

How To Avoid Angry Parent Complaints

Here at SCM, we’ve heard horror stories about angry parents. Teachers have emailed us to share incidents of ranting and raving. They’ve shared how parents have interrupted their class and confronted them in front of students. They’ve told of parents who’ve stomped into the principal’s office and even shown up at board meetings to try […]

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Smart Classroom Management: How To Talk To Parents Who Just Don't Care

How To Talk To Parents Who Just Don’t Care

For the most part, it’s a misnomer. 99.9% of parents love their children. They may have a misguided way of showing it. They may not sign one bit of correspondence from the school. They may be uninvolved, negligent, or worse. They may be preoccupied trying to get their own life together. But few don’t genuinely […]

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How To Get Parents On Your Side

How To Get Parents On Your Side

If dissatisfied, parents can be a source of great stress. They can question your methods. They can challenge your decisions. They can complain, make demands, and waste your precious time. Which is why it’s critical that you get them on your side, critical that they like you and trust you and support your program. There […]

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How To Talk To Parents About Their Misbehaving Child

Many teachers, even seasoned veterans, have a fear of talking to parents about their child’s misbehavior. Generally, they’re afraid of three things: The parent (or parents) will get angry and defensive. The parent will question their competence. The parent will complain and make demands. These fears are well founded. While discussing behavior, teachers tend to […]

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How To Handle An Angry Parent

It can be a nerve-racking experience. Without warning, a parent appears in front of you. He (or she) is angry and wants answers. Right now. Maybe he’s upset about a student picking on his son. Maybe he’s mad about how you handled his daughter’s recent misbehavior. Maybe it’s a homework issue, a test grade, or […]

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8 Ways To Eliminate Parent Complaints Forever

Receiving complaints from parents can be stressful and make you lose confidence in yourself, especially if they’re leaked to other parents or fellow teachers. Worse yet is when a parent goes over your head and complains to your principal. The best way to handle parent complaints is to listen politely, and then take action. Fix […]

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