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How to Create Fantastic Parent Relationships

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Welcome to Week #7 of the Beginning Teacher Training Series of the Year!

We are continuing our Beginning Teacher Training Series of the Year where each week, I am sharing fresh, new content for you to guide and support you as you prepare for your first (or second, or third) year of teaching so you can feel fully prepared on that first morning and during that first week of school. Today, we are talking all about How to Create Fantastic Parent Relationships: 5 Keys to Success.

I know that this is a hot topic for new teachers, first, because so many of you tell me that it is, and also, because when I think back to when I was a new teacher, interacting with parents was one of the things that I felt LEAST qualified and prepared to do well.

Why don't they teach us a step-by-step process for getting parents involved and to help set us up for success from the beginning of the school year?

If you’re anything like me, I remember feeling like I was a fraud when I first started teaching, especially when I needed to interact with parents. So this week, I'll share what you can do to set yourself up for success when it comes to getting parents on your side from the beginning of the school year.

Inside this training, you'll learn:

  • Five things I recommend you think through well before the beginning of the school year so you can make a fantastic first impression with parents.

  • How you can get parent volunteers involved in your classroom (whether they're stay-at-home moms or dads or career-driven, working full-time families).

  • The secret to being proactive instead of having surprised, angry parents during report card time.

  • How to plan for positive moments of celebration throughout the school year without it taking a lot of time or effort.

  • Four things to plan for Meet the Teacher Night so you get off to a fantastic start with parents from the beginning of the year.

I know it can be a challenge to develop positive parent relationships when you're a new teacher, and I really wish someone had shared with me what you're going to learn today - so don't miss out on this special training, available only for a limited time. 

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Prefer to watch this training instead of listening to the podcast?

I'll be premiering a brand new video training each week for 8 weeks on my Beginning Teacher Talk FB page. Just click here to like and follow my page so you don't miss out on any of the notifications as new trainings come available each week. This series will only be available for a limited time, so don't miss out (and attend live for your chance to win prizes)!

I hope to connect with you during my FB training, and remember, just because you're a beginning elementary teacher, there's no need for you to struggle like one - even during Covid.

πŸ’› Lori

Dr. Lori Friesen | Beginning Teacher Mentor

Creator of the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy, Dr. Lori Friesen has mentored thousands of beginning teachers across the country through her workshops and courses. Host of the popular podcast, Beginning Teacher Talk, and creator of the innovative literacy program for 1st and 2nd grade, Dogs Help Kids Read and Succeed, Dr. Lori is dedicated to serving educators and inspiring learners. Learn more at and at

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