Stephens, C. C. (2015, June 11). Field notes: The day I ditched points. Retrieved January 31, 2017, from ASCD Express: Ideas From The Field

For a teacher, giving out your cell phone number to nervous parents seems like a recipe for disaster. But for this teacher, it was a part of a toolbox of strategies amassed over time to make her job easier. Parents appreciated having this option when they needed it. She found that the mutual respect and appreciation set the tone for the relationship that she built with her parents in her classroom for the rest of the year.

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