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The Balancing Act: Best Practices for Parent-Teacher Collaborations | E43

In this episode of 3 Coaches 1 Topic, The Balancing Act: Best Practices for Parent-Teacher Collaborations, we address a pivotal aspect of our children's education: effective collaboration between parents and teachers.

Join me, Donna Burfield, Parent Coach and founder of Joy and Purpose Coaching, Bronwyne van Zyl, Secondary SENCO, Dyslexia Specialist, and Specialist Assessor, and Laura Laugier, Entrepreneur, Mentor & Facilitator, as we share our personal stories and practical strategies and real-world insights to enhance this essential partnership.

Our aim? To ensure that both parents and teachers are equipped with the tools and understanding needed for a successful collaborative approach.


- Real-life stories from experts in parenting and education

- Proven strategies for effective parent-teacher collaboration

- Why this collaboration is essential for children's education

For those of you in the Parents Standing Tall Community, please explore "Best Practices for Parent-Teacher Collaboration: Ensuring the Child's Well-being" located in the bonus module titled "A Comprehensive Learning Support Guide: From IEPs to Collaboration.

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Donna Burfield is a licensed and accredited coach and the founder of Joy and Purpose Coaching, Parents Standing Tall Community and CSC International Community. With 26 years of teaching experience and being a single mother to her daughter and twin sons, Donna is passionate about supporting working parents to prioritize their family's well-being, strengthen their parenting skills, and set boundaries using easy and effective tools. Donna also supports a coaching community to collaborate, inspire, and develop professionally. She connects coaches with experts to build ethical and professional coaching businesses, including legal, business licenses, insurance, and website building.


Bronwyne van Zyl with 18 years of international experience, is a recognized Secondary SENCO, Dyslexia Specialist, and Specialist Assessor in Specific Learning Difficulties. Passionate about empowering children with learning challenges, she champions the multi-sensory language approach and has facilitated numerous workshops for educators and parents. Accredited by the British Psychological Society as an Educational Assessor, author of "Picture This! Spelling" and the integration of multi-sensory learning environments. Her expertise spans educational testing, dyslexia screening, literacy skills, and the Orton-Gillingham multisensory method.

Laura Laugier is an Entrepreneur, Mentor & Facilitator specializing in supporting parents, relatives, and carers of children with special needs. With 23 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Laura has elevated over 1,750 professionals in their hospitality and management journey. She's held pivotal roles, including Regional Director for L&D across India, the Middle East, and Africa. Additionally, Laura is a Cambridge-certified English Language teacher with notable certifications as a Neuro Linguistic Programming Business Master Practitioner, Brain-Based Coach from the NeuroLeadership Institute, and an alumnus of the Academy of Executive Coaching.

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