Trusting relationships between teachers and families 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:
Listen to and learn from a family’s expertise on their child in order to better understand and reach each student
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