Today I have for you the one question we forget to ask parents, and this is especially important for new parents.
For example, let's say you call a new parent and ask how their child is doing. They might not feel comfortable enough yet to be completely honest or give you any negative thoughts.
By reframing that question as "What is one thing we can do to improve?" you are opening the door to open communication and more feedback, right off the bat.
This is also going to help with retention, as parents will feel comfortable enough to have honest discussions and like their opinion is valued.
This is relationship building at its best. Let's nurture those parent/school relationships and start the feedback process off right!
How are you engaging with parents right now? Let's talk about it at our new, FREE Virtual "Power Hour" Meet-ups for Small School Leaders.