Let's reflect on Emma's story. We saw Emma's special education teacher and her mother talking about Emma's classroom behavior.
Emma's teacher invites her mother's perspective. She wants to know more about strategies that her mother uses at home. Some strategies may even translate to the classroom. Her teacher takes time to respond to her mother's questions - making sure they are both "on the same page."
A phone call may be the first step in building relationships between teachers and parents. Emma's teacher lays the foundation for a strong relationship by calling her mother in the early stages of the accommodations decision-making process.
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