Parent-Teacher Partnerships

Check out these great resources for communication between students' parents and their teachers. :)
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There are two kinds of parent-teacher conferences: the ones that are planned, and the ones that are unexpected. Learn how to be prepared for either kind while also strengthening parent partnerships.

Back-to-school is the perfect time to make communication with families and the community a habit and set the tone for the upcoming year.

Strengthen your parent-teacher partnerships by having these 11 essential tools in your parent communication toolbox.

3 ways to establish strong, lasting partnerships with your students' families.

Home-to-school connections can be so beneficial to children. Quick texts sent to parents done through apps like Remind can reinforce those connections.

4 questions to ask when choosing your home-to-school communication tools.

[Free download] Tools for getting parents and teachers on the same page.

Does your school have a homework policy? How does your school ensure that teachers don't overload students with busy work?

Matt Davis has curated a list of resources for parents for using mobile devices and apps with children, tweens, and teens.

Strong relationships between families and teachers are critical for successful students, but where do you begin to build them? VideoAmy offers up resources and a playlist of videos about parent engagement.

Make parent/teacher conferences easier for everyone by preparing to show student grades and work, setting parents at ease, listening to them, and remaining positive.

When establishing that first contact with parents on Back to School Night, start the year right by being transparent, direct, and consistent.

When using scannable technology with students, you can also use these tools to keep parents in the loop about classroom community activities and homework.

Browse this curated list of resources to improve parent-teacher conferences, including ideas for highlighting student progress as well as questions every parent should ask.

Parents of students in blended learning programs should understand the changing roles of technology and teachers, and make an effort to stay informed about edtech.

Use QR codes, augmented reality, virtual tours, and other advances in classroom technology to change up the sometimes less-than-efficient rituals of Parent Open House.

Many parents today have an educational perspective based on 20th century pedagogy and methodology. Teachers need to educate them about where education is now.

Make it a habit to share good news with parents. Even the little things can make a big difference.

19 meaningful questions parents can ask their children's teachers at the beginning of the school year.

Get to know your students and strengthen the home-school partnership with these seven tips for reaching out to parents and meeting families.

Back to School Night is often the first interaction a teacher has with parents and guardians. Here's a helpful checklist for educators of five must-haves for this special night.

One of the primary things you need to work on especially during these first weeks of school is setting up an agenda or a plan of work on how you want to go about communicating with the parents of your students.

While each school community is unique, there's a wide range of digital tools to keep parents involved when face-to-face communication isn't possible.

Seven questions teachers can ask parents at the start of the year with the intention of building a partnership to support their child's learning.

Chart to help parents decide what kind of help is appropriate on a school project. Free printable version too!