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Communication with parents is huge, and when one of my eighth graders was gone for a week, I made sure to get involved with not only him, but his parents as well, in order to catch him up on things he missed.

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One of the biggest things I’ve learned in student teaching is that to be a teacher, you must always be one step ahead. As I realized this student was missing, I started gathering materials and setting them aside for him. I also started writing more detailed Google Classroom posts so that he could follow along from home and not get too far behind.

I made sure to set aside information for his parents to pick up; I also sent this email to keep them (and the student!) in the loop. Now that he’s back in class, the catch-up process is much easier. But I’ve realized how important my role in all of this is, and I feel so prepared for parent-teacher communication in the future!

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