Home visits and ongoing two-way communication between teachers and families build trusting relationships that have been shown to improve student success in school. These trusting relationships also provide a great opportunity for teachers to create academic partnerships with families that will further increase student learning and success.
Academic partnerships begin with Goal Setting Parent-Teacher Conferences where teachers, who have received training, meet with families to:
- Share data to increase a parent’s understanding of why and what teachers want their child to learn, how teachers evaluate their child’s learning, and how their child is doing presently in school
- Model learning support strategies focused on the individual child’s needs that parents can use at home with their child
- Set goals with parents to work regularly on foundational academic skills at home
- Support parents on meeting the goals