Most educators agree: Effective communication with parents is important (if not crucial) to helping students learn, according to Graphite. But if you talk to any teacher, they'll admit that it can be challenging. Teachers may hesitate because they're swamped with grading papers and lesson planning, or because many of their communications have gone unanswered. Parents may be reluctant because of a language barrier or because they're working multiple jobs. When I was teaching, though, I did find some simple tech tools like the ones below that helped improve communication. From keeping a blog to sending short updates, they'll help you...

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