Communication comes in a variety of forms these days: Tweets, Facebook posts, Instagrams, texts, emails, Skype, and cell phone calls, to name some. There will be times when you learn about something happening on campus first-hand when your student calls you on the way to class. Other times, you may find out from a POINT email or on Facebook. Students sometimes call about one thing, but with effective listening, you can tell there is a deeper reason for the call. Whatever the case may be, learning to communicate effectively with your student via several forums can be done. The rules of good communication cut across the board, as you listen and respond in supportive, open ways.
While communication methods have expanded with technology, students’ needs are relatively similar to what they’ve always been: they need to be listened to, supported, challenged and validated – by you!
Director of Parent Relations