Teaching Tip of the Week
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ďCalling All Students....Ē
An occasional phone call to the children you teach can help build rapport. Any occasion will do
Ė a birthday, holiday or absence from club or class. Just be sure to follow a few guidelines:
- Call at a reasonable hour. Not during dinner time or too late at night. You might even ask
if you are calling at an inconvenient time.
- If a parent answers the phone, talk to them first. Tell them who you are and why you are
calling their child. Talk to them for a few minutes to get to know them if you donít already.
- Donít talk too long. Donít be too short, but donít go on and on. Give the child a chance to
respond and be a part of the conversation. Be sure to tell them you look forward to seeing them
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