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Building Strong Relationships With Parents

Resources for building trust with parents and strengthening students' chances for academic success


PreK–K , 1–2 , 3–5 , 6–8 , 9–12

Building mutual trust with students' parents helps you build a strong foundation for learning. Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences? Print out this student-observation form to organize your thoughts on students' strengths and areas where they need to improve. Ask parents to fill out a record of their own observations.

Looking for resources for your students' families? Point them to our School Involvement guide, written for parents who want to be more active in their child's education. Discover more creative and effective ideas on how to stay connected to parents and motivate them to become more involved in the classroom in the articles below, and in our Teacher Advisors' parent communication strategies.

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