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Sometimes it falls on educators to give parents feedback that is hard for them to hear. Because we are often anxious about upsetting parents or causing a rift in our relationship, many of us find these situations uncomfortable and awkward. This webinar will discuss some strategies that will assist you to feel more confident when faced with a hard conversation. We will be looking at how you can determine the readiness of parents to hear the feedback, how to use language that ensures the parent is in the best position to hear what we have to say, as well as how to manage any potential fallout. We will also look briefly at the role of documentation, and how it can support the conversations, and ultimately the quality of relationships between the setting and home.

Completing Talking to parents about hard stuff will contribute one hour of PD addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and aligns with the NESA criteria for Elective PD.

NESA Elective PD:

  • Job-embedded and provided opportunities for collaboration, transference and application
  • Involved opportunities to give and receive feedback and/or undertake self-reflection and reflection on the teaching practices of others
  • Research based and evidence based

Alignment with Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The Australian Professional Teaching Standards
Professional engagement 
APTS 6: Engage in professional learning
APTS 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/ carers and the community

For information regarding teacher registration and accreditation, contact the teacher registration board/institute in your state.

This webinar also aligns with:

Alignment with the Early Years Learning Framework

Early Years Learning Framework - Principles
Ongoing learning and reflective practice

Alignment with the National Quality Standards

The National Quality Standard
QA 4: Staffing arrangements
QA7: Leadership and governance