• How to Deal with Parents Who Are Angry, Troubled, Afraid, or Just Seem Crazy: Teachers' Guide, Oct/2019

How to Deal with Parents Who Are Angry, Troubled, Afraid, or Just Seem Crazy: Teachers' Guide, Oct/2019

Author(s) Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins
ISBN10 1544352441
ISBN13 9781544352442
Format Paperback
Pages 144
Year Publish 2019 October


Strategies for working with parents of all kinds 

Parents can be a teacher’s greatest advocate—and that’s why it’s important to know how to handle even the hardest parent situations. In fact, new teachers reported that parent communication is one of their biggest challenges. This teachers’ edition of the all-time best-selling How to Deal With Parents Who Are Angry, Troubled, Afraid, or Just Seem Crazy provides invaluable strategies that teachers can use to defuse angry parents and to work with all parents to advance the success of their children. Addressing a variety of educator needs and concerns, this resource

  1. Helps teachers get parents on their side with a set of proactive practices and policies
  2. Provides guidelines for teachers to follow when meeting with parents during annual reviews and IEP meetings
  3. Includes advice and vignettes that reflect challenges and concerns of today’s teachers

With resources that will remain relevant to teachers throughout their careers, this book provides a clear explanation of the complexities that interact to create dysfunctional parents and how teachers can most effectively problem solve, communicate, and learn from their relationships with parents. 

About the Author:

Elaine K. McEwan is an educational consultant with The McEwan-Adkins Group, offering professional development for educators to assist them in meeting the challenges of literacy learning in Grades Pre K-6. A former teacher, librarian, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction in several suburban Chicago school districts, Elaine is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than three dozen books for educators. Her Corwin Press titles include Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools: Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies for Principals, Second Edition (2006), Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers: Using Cognitive Research to Boost K-8 Achievement (2004), Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals: From Good to Great Performance (2003), Making Sense of Research: What’s Good, What’s Not, and How to Tell the Difference (2003), Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership, Second Edition (2003), Teach Them ALL to Read: Catching the Kids Who Fall through the Cracks (2002), and Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers: How to Hire, Mentor, and Coach Successful Teachers (2001).

McEwan was honored by the Illinois Principals Association as an outstanding instructional leader, by the Illinois State Board of Education with an Award of Excellence in the Those Who Excel Program, and by the National Association of Elementary School Principals as the National Distinguished Principal from Illinois for 1991. She received her undergraduate degree in education from Wheaton College and advanced degrees in library science (MA) and educational administration (EdD) from Northern Illinois University.