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Teachers and Parents: Bridging the Gap

When Parenting magazine and the National Education Association conducted a 2012 survey on parent-teacher communication, 68 percent of teachers reported “difficulty in dealing with parents” — but strangely, 63 percent of parents reported never having difficulties with teachers.

If that weren’t enough of a disconnect, the study also found that more than a third of the parents surveyed “stated their biggest challenge has been teachers’ perceived lack of understanding for their concerns,” while teachers cited “parents’ lack of understanding of their child’s issues” as their biggest challenge.

Other areas of disconnect:

  • Conferences: 71 percent of teachers felt that they hold enough pare…

Teach100 Mentors: Expertise from Professionals

If you could tell a newcomer any one thing about your job, what would it be?

That’s what we asked the education professionals of the Teach100 community as part of our newTeach100 Mentor series. Education is a demanding line of work, but certain tricks of the trade can ease the way--and lucky for you, we’ve sourced ours from the best: Teach100 Mentors withan average of 10-20+ years of full-time experience working in education.

We organized their answers into the following categories, but the question we asked everyone was the same. Here’s what our Teach100 Mentors have to say to new and aspiring education professionals.

Teach100 Mentors: Advice from Our Teachers

If you could tell a newcomer any one thing about your job, what would it be?

That’s what we asked the veteran teachers of the Teach100 community as part of our newTeach100 Mentor series. Teaching is a demanding line of work, but certain tricks of the trade can ease the way. Lucky for you, we sourced our tips from the best: Teach100 Mentors with an average of 10-20+ years of full-time teaching experience.

We organized their answers into the following categories, but the question we asked everyone was the same. Here’s what our Teach100 Mentors have to say to new and aspiring teachers.

“What is one piece of advice you would like to offer new and asp…

Introducing: The Teach100 Mentor Blog Series

CALLING ALL TEACH100 BLOGGERS!

Teach.com is launching an exclusive new advice series called Teach100 Mentors. We’re inviting our favorite Teach100 bloggers to participate in a monthly survey that gets your expert opinions on important issues in education, from Common Core Standards to apps for the classroom.

We also want your personal thoughts on what you do (yes, you!) every day: key challenges in teaching preschool, indispensable resources for ESL learning, the best advice you ever received in your work as a school principal.

We know that Teach100 bloggers are the best of the best: they write about education because they live it, and they love it enough to write about it.That’s why we want your input.

And there’s something in it …