Planitou, a digital application first designed to allow early childhood center educators to communicate more effectively with parents, is being adapted to meet the needs of preschool and elementary school. About sixty teachers from the Quebec school network are currently testing the tool.
At the start of the school year, it is important to take the time to lay the foundations for the parent-teacher relationship so that it remains solid throughout the coming months. The quality of communications and information shared between school and family can make a difference to the well-being and success of students.
A teacher shares her experience with the Seesaw platform, which keeps track of student learning and maintains constant contact with the family. “For some, it has completely changed the way they see school and what happens in the classroom,” she says.
We met Éric Théroux, grade 6 teacher at École de la Source of the Commission scolaire des Affluents, as well as his students. They present to us the Process communication, a communication model that facilitates classroom management.
In this column, we present the factors that promote the development of effective parent-teacher communication as well as the various digital tools that promote communication and feedback with parents around the success of young people, throughout the school year.