After your students, who else would you say is it important to have a strong relationship with? If you said "parents" I'm right there with ya!
Communicating positively with home is a HUGE priority to me. I'm sure I'm not alone there! If we don't have that connection with the parents, it's often an uphill battle with the students.
The next few posts on my blog, Lessons From The Middle, will be focused on how you can work toward building that home-school connection. I am doing it in a 3 parts, the first posted today. If you have been struggling with how to set the tone with parents and how to maintain it, come on over - maybe it'll spark an idea for the new school year.