Aguilar, E. (2012, August 20). The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home.

Good news phone calls can transform classroom culture. Transformational leadership coach Elena Aguilar in this blog post explains why, as an elementary- and middle-school teacher, she wrapped up the first day of class every year by calling the parents of each of her students to make a positive comment about each student’s first day — and then followed up those initial calls with many more throughout the year. “If every teacher allocated 15 minutes a day to calling parents with good news, the impact could be tremendous,” Aguilar writes.

Best Practices