I am a first year Resource Room teacher and I have a very difficult time keeping in touch with parents throughout the year with all of my other responsibilities. I am also extremely shy when it comes to parents. I could talk all day to my students but when it comes to meetings and phone calls with parents, I get SO flustered, it's embarassing. How often do you call the parents? Do you call them for good and bad remarks? Do you communicate through the child's agenda? My plan in the beginning was to communicate through my students' agendas but they NEVER remember to bring them to my room, so now I just make them get them if the student misbehaves. Any pointers about communicating to parents for a new teacher? I want to get better about it for next year.