Communication Processes

Definition: Families and school staff engage in regular, two-way, meaningful communication throughout the transition process.


  • Productive conversations
  • Soft skills for educators

Productive conversations

Top Ten Tips, Ideas to Improve Parent-to-Professional Communication, from the Pacer Center

Parent Keys to Success in the Parent-School Partnership, from the Pacer Center. PDF, 3 p., 2004.

The Importance of Good Communication Skills: Strategies for Team Building, blog article from

How to conduct difficult conversations:

Protocols are guidelines for conversations and discussions. The National School Reform Faculty has developed a whole series of protocols for different situations and needs:

Soft skills for educators

Training in communication, conflict resolution, teamwork, and other areas can enhance teacher effectiveness:

Soft Skills for Educators

Soft Skills Teachers Need