On Friday, I shared a tweet that has since become exceptionally popular:
I made 5 positive calls home 2 parents of stdnts yesterday. Each call took 2 minutes. Today, it was clear that impact those calls had on my relationship w/ those stdnts was incalculable. They also had an impact on studnt relationships w/ their parents
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) September 21, 2018
I thought readers might find it useful to see that tweet, along with this older post that appeared in my Engaging Parents In School blog:
I’m a big advocate of teachers and administrators call parents when kids are doing well — not just when there’s a problem. You can read a post I’ve written titled “Mr. Ferlazzo, I Need My Post-It, Too” to give you one example of the enormous impact a call like that can have on a family.
Another great example can be found in Chris Wejr’s post over at Connected Principals. It’s titled Power of Positivity: The Friday 5. He tells about an effort that he and his vice principal make to call five parents each Friday with positive news. He includes a wonderful “transcript” of one.
You might also want to check out Elena Aguilar’s Edutopia post, The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home.