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We Need to Talk about Parents

We Need to Talk about Parents
A Teachers’ Guide to Working With Families

April 2022 | 120 pages | Corwin UK

Working and communicating with parents is a fundamental part of being a teacher, and there are many interpersonal situations that you will be required to respond to in the classroom including difficulties at home, loss, abuse and special educational needs. In this smart and practical book, you will be provided with a framework for successful personal development to aid you in managing difficult communications with parents and the personal and professional challenges that come with modern teaching.

Key topics include:

·         How to understand and develop compassion

·         How to manage different types of emotional challenges

·         Exploring different contexts where you will be communicating with families

·         Your role in developing communities

·         Working with families who have special needs and disability

Cathie Freeman is a senior psychological wellbeing practitioner.

Jenni Gates is an integrative counselling therapist.

Chapter 1: Values
Chapter 2: Communication
Chapter 3: Compassion
Chapter 4: Community
Chapter 5: Working with emotional challenges
Chapter 6: Supporting families with SEND
Chapter 7: Agency
Chapter 8: Values based connection model

A practical, passionate, provocative look at the relationship between home and school with a clear framework and a ton of actionable ideas for getting it right. A small but mighty book that will make you think and act a little differently; the children in your care will benefit hugely. 

Dr Pooky Knightsmith
Director of Creative Education

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