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On Friday, I shared a tweet that has since become exceptionally popular:

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.