Communication with Parents
PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Building mutual trust with class parents helps provide students with a strong foundation for learning. Use Scholastic resources to help you establish rewarding partnerships during parent-teacher conferences and throughout the year.
Getting Along With the Grown-Ups
Expert ideas for solving your toughest parent problems
Speaking Their Language
Successfully reaching out to immigrant parents just requires a few simple steps.
Many Ways to Reach Parents
For those times when face-to-face conferences are not possible or necessary, you can communicate effectively in other ways.
10, 9, 8 … Countdown to Open School Night
Here are 44 tips, activity ideas, and last-minute reminders to guarantee a great celebration.
Planning for Parent Conferences
Use this guide as you prepare for upcoming conferences — includes ideas for an agenda, tips for setting up a comfortable conference area, and more.
Handle with Care
Some conferences require special preparation. Get tips on how to conduct meetings with the parents of a student whose behavior has raised concerns.
Tips from Teachers
Experienced educators share words of wisdom based on their own parent-teacher conferences.
Establishing Friendly Partnerships
Use this guide to foster pleasant relationships with parents.
Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences
Listen to a round-table discussion between teachers with ideas and suggestions for making parent-teacher conferences successful.
Sample Parent-Teacher Conference Preparation Forms