Author Archives: Lucy Salerno

About Lucy Salerno

I have been a resident of Fairfield for over 25 years and have 30 years’ teaching experience in California K – 6 schools. I have been a music teacher, band and choral director, elementary teacher in grades K – 6, a district level technology coordinator teaching, and an elementary school administrator. In 2011, my most recent school, Scandia Elementary, on Travis Air Force Base, was awarded the California Distinguished School Award for work and programs implemented under my watch. Because of my broad educational background, I know and understand what is needed in today's difficult educational environment. I have taught writing to children in numerous grades as a core subject as well as integrating writing into other curricula areas. I retired a few years ago from the Travis Unified School District, I love working with children, and am now dedicating my services and skills in support of your children. Through love and patience, I hope to understand a child's needs, meet them where they are, build self-confidence and develop a life-long love of learning.

Communication with Parents

Keeping Parents in the Loop There are numerous ways you can keep parents in the loop.  Like I said in my previous post, they more informed they are about their child’s progress, the less frustrated and combative they are.  Work … Continue reading

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Communication with Parents

When a parent believes you’re keeping them in the loop, they’re much less defensive and combative.  Let your parents know when their child is doing a good job, as well as when there is a problem.  It’s more common for … Continue reading

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Communication with other staff

Talk to your grade level team mates about what you are doing.Offer to make copies of an activity you like. Always ask before using another teacher’s idea.  Talk with your custodians and if you need something, ask them politely if … Continue reading

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Communication with your students

Be honest with your students – if you make a mistake, admit it and make it right. It not only shows them you’re human, it also increases your integrity with them. Be fair in your grading and expectations – talk … Continue reading

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Communication with the Principal

Give the principal a heads up on anything that could end up in his/her office or is out of the ordinary.  Talk to your site administrator as soon as possible whenever you believe a parent may pay the office a … Continue reading

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Communication

There are several levels of communication within a school environment.  Teacher to student Student to teacher Teacher to parent Parent to teacher Teacher to teacher Principal to teacher Teacher to principal Always strive for effective and polite communication between all … Continue reading

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Communication

Nonverbal communication includes eye contact, body posture, hand gestures, and tone of voice.  Listening to parents or even students while sitting with your arms crossed over your chest gives the impression you are not open to what is being said.  … Continue reading

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