Reduce anxiety and increase confidence for families and students.

2020 has intensified the need for a partnership to exist between teachers and parents. While parents are appreciating the role of teacher now more than ever, today’s guest explains, the role of learning coach has always belonged to parents. In today’s episode, listen as Dr. Erica Karr and Janet discuss practical tips that will help leaders build parent confidence and support for students in these uncertain times and beyond.

This episode addresses questions, such as:

  • How can education leaders help build confidence in parents?
  • What are some practical ways to support and strengthen communication with parents?
  • How can we help reduce anxiety for parents this school year?


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Featured Episode Resources

Return to Learn Toolkit: Organizational Excellence Execution and Improvement

These times call for leaders to be aligned and tight in their approaches to manage uncertainties and change. Now, more than ever, we need to attend to our core business: ensuring that students have every opportunity to learn and succeed.

Measures that Matter: Will Our Daily Actions Keep Students Learning?

Do parents and caregivers have confidence in our actions? Are students and staff confident in our support? In this roundtable, Dr. Pat Greco and Nannette Johnston shared tools and resources on daily actions to improve.

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