I decided to make a couple of phone calls the other day to some parents. Two of the calls were to let the parents know that their child was doing well and had been improving. The other call was to let a parent know that their child had done poor on the last unit and to encourage them to do better on this upcoming unit.
Overall, it was such a rewarding experience. The parents were glad that I called, even though I am a student teacher. One parent said that this was the first time that a teacher called just to say that their child was doing well.
The phone call that was about the struggling student was also very encouraging. She was grateful that I let her know and would talk to her child. It is nice to know that these types of phone calls can be a good thing. It was a reminder that encouraging phone calls make more of a difference than I thought.