Partnering With Parents
A guide to exceptional teacher parent partnerships.
If we genuinely care for children then we need to genuinely care for their parents and whanau.
This means treating them with respect, kindness and empathy.
We recognise that the parent knows their child best and we do not try to take the place of the parent or think that we know best.
We reserve judgement and carefully consider and choose our words, and responses before offering them.
We see our role as a support for the child and their parent or whanau.
In this course we will be taking a in depth look at teacher parent relationships.
Some of the subjects discussed are:
How to build a relationship of respect and trust with parents and whanau.
How to create a great first impression.
Settling into a new service
Including parents and whanau in their child's learning and assessment.
Conflict management and courageous conversations
Creating a culture where parents feel that they have a place.
Tanya Valentin is a heart-led early childhood education writer and professional development facilitator and trainer. She has worked in New Zealand as an early childhood education professional for 20 years.
Tanya lives with her family in beautiful Northland, New Zealand. She is a passionate advocate for respectful teaching practices for infants, toddlers and young children as well as learning through free play. Her mission is to make a difference by advocating for children as well as championing teacher well-being. Tanya is dedicated to providing professional development that will inspire a legacy of intentional, heart-led early childhood professionals.
You can read Tanya’s blog at https://www.tanyavalentin.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
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