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"Such a quick and impactful read, from some of the most successful urban educators.  Teach For America staff and teachers have raved for years about these ideas."

 - Wendy Kopp, Founder & Chair of Teach For America

"When you combine Mike Goldstein's cut-to-the-chase smarts with Match's proven learning about what actually works, you get a potent, witty, and behavior-changing exploration of one of a teacher's most important tools for accelerating student learning."

 - Steven Farr, Chief Knowledge Officer, Teach for America


"Too many books about teachers, students and families just focus on bake sales, behavior challenges, or missing backpacks...this book highlights the why, what, and how for teachers building strong and productive relationships with families. As someone who obsesses about teacher time, I was impressed how the book spells out how long outreach will take and why it is worth it. If only this book had existed when I was teaching!"

 - Maia Heyck-Merlin, author of The Together Teacher and founder of The Together Group, former Chief Talent Officer of Achievement First


"I've been teaching a number of Match Education's practices and procedures to my pre-service teachers for several years now-- including phone calls with parents-- to great effect. I'm thrilled that Phoning Parents (which I'll be assigning!) codifies Match's insightful, straightforward, and good-humored approach to a crucial tool for building powerful, productive relationships with students and their parents." 

Scott Seider, Assistant Professor of Education, Boston University 


"Phoning Parents is a wonderful book that teaches teachers how to open their hearts and classrooms to parents.  When parents can become co-architects in their children's learning, magic happens!  A must read for every educator!"

 - Terry Grier, Superintendent of Houston Unified School District

"With its clear focus on practice, it can help beginning teachers get started and support more experienced teachers refine their use of phone calls home."

 - Deborah Loewenberg Ball, University of Michigan School of Education and TeachingWorks


"Phoning Parents is engagingly written and totally and pragmatically useful to any teacher or administrator. It'll not only make you better at the phone calls you make now but help you see new opportunities to use communication with parents to help students succeed." 
- Doug Lemov, Managing Director, Uncommon Schools, Taxonomy Project

About the Author

Mike Goldstein is the founder of the Match Charter School and the Match Teacher Residency in Boston, both now part of Match Education (www.matcheducation.org). Mike serves or has served on various advisory boards: transition teams for the past two MA governors (Deval Patrick and Mitt Romney), the National Council for Teacher Quality, Harvard's Futures of School Reform, Boston Schoolchildren's Consortium, Education Sector, and others. He received a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University and a B.A. from Duke University. Match Education is a Boston-based education organization. We run high-performing urban charter schools, train exceptional rookie teachers, and share what we learn with colleagues across the country.
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  • Paperback: 78 pages
  • Publisher: Match Education (August 3, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0989779505
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989779500
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mike Goldstein is the founder of the Match Charter School and the Match Teacher Residency in Boston, both now part of Match Education (www.matcheducation.org). Mike serves or has served on various advisory boards: transition teams for the past two MA governors (Deval Patrick and Mitt Romney), the National Council for Teacher Quality, Harvard's Futures of School Reform, Boston Schoolchildren's Consortium, Education Sector, and others. He received a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University and a B.A. from Duke University. Match Education is a Boston-based education organization. We run high-performing urban charter schools, train exceptional rookie teachers, and share what we learn with colleagues across the country.

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Simply put, the effects of good teacher-parent communication are HUGE! I took a MOOC about Coaching Teachers and the instructors of that class mentioned an inexpensive book called Phoning Parents: High Leverage Moves to Transform Your Classroom and Restore Your Sanity by Michael Goldstein. The book is only 78 pages. It is a quick read with a lot of great advice. It’s cheaper than trip to Starbucks. Go get it.

Teacher-parent communication increased homework completion rates by 42%.
Teacher-parent communication reduced the time spent redirecting students by 25%.
Teacher-parent communication increased students raising their hands by 49%.

The six reasons for making these phone calls are: Shows courtesy and respect to both student and parent; You know the parent got the message because you hear them saying uh-huh and what? Phone call communication is 1 to 1; Provide parents with more detailed information about their child’s progress and behavior than progress reports or dailies; Teacher can provide specific advice to the parent; and Increases student interest and investment in learning.

The book recommends investing 30 minutes a day in making parent phone calls. These calls should be no longer than 5 minutes each, which means you can make 6 calls per day, 36 calls a week. If you have 180 students, it will take 5 weeks to call every parent.
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This is a helpful, practical guide to improve your relationships with parents and to leverage those relationships for higher achievement. Having worked at MATCH, I saw firsthand the way that a school with a "phone-call" culture is able to create a positive and warm culture in a school.

While this book will certainly be helpful to younger teachers, this book also bears fruit for veteran teachers. For veteran teachers, this book is a good reminder of how we should push ourselves towards more and more parent communication. Moreover, as with Teach Like a Champion, it provides a nice checklist of "moves" that you can return to throughout your teaching career to both enhance areas of strength and remind yourself of areas of weakness.
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This is a quick read whose return on time invested cannot be overstated. As a first year teacher, the tips from Phoning Parents that I've applied have paid great dividends in my classroom culture. I've seen first-hand how using a "praise call" described in the book can lead to increased incentive for a student to perform in class and seen how frequent communication can make the "tough conversations" with parents less intimidating to address. This book is full of refreshing mindset reminders and breaks down what can seem like a daunting task (phoning all of your parents) into a manageable and incredibly worthwhile pursuit. I've passed it along to colleagues and highly recommend it to all teachers!
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As an MTR graduate, I've learned how valuable the skills taught in this book can be. Taught with humor, Goldstein breaks parent phone calls into discreet, actionable steps and types that make building those connections much easier. Having clear guidelines helps me feel prepared before I make each phone call - I'm much more confident knowing that I've had the practice and preparation to sound like (and perhaps even be!) a caring professional.
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Being three months into my second year of teaching, this book brought me a renewed understanding of why calling parents is so important. It did so with concrete and realistic ways of implementing that into my busy schedule and, of course, a healthy dose of humor.
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