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Parent Teacher
Conferences & Communication
Establish a positive working relationship right from the beginning. 
Find out the best way to communicate with each other.

Before school starts send a letter home to parents introducing yourself and
what their children wil be learning in your class.
Also send a post card to each incoming student welcoming them to your class.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Teacher Notes

Please remember to greet parents/guardians warmly.  Arrange a nice seating area to conduct the interviews. Consider having a student led conference (see links below).  Always start with something positive about the child.  Be prepared with examples of the student's work. Use "I feel" messages and avoid confrontations.  Speak in ways the parents will understand.  End the meeting on a positive note.

3 Conference Must Haves
for Every Parent & Teacher

Five Resources
for Parent-Teacher Conferences

The Parent-Teacher Conference
Five Must-Ask Questions

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent
Parent Teacher Conferences | @EdSurge

7 Ways to Improve Parent Teacher Conferences #40CF

Ten Parent-Teacher Conference Tips

Education World: Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences

Education World: Best Practices for Mediating Parent-Teacher Conferences

Free and Easy Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler and Success Tips - by VolunteerSpot

Parent - Teacher Conference Form Generator - TeAchnology

High School Parent-Teacher Night  FamilyEducation

Parent Teacher Conference Pinterest Boards

Dealing With Difficult Parents 

Dealing With Angry Parents - Education World ®

True Story About Good Letters

 Early in my teaching career I decided to send home with my students some good letters to their parents/guardians.  I wanted the children complimented on their good work and behavior.  One student went home and said he had a letter from his teacher.  His parent punished him until she found out it was a “good” letter.  No other teacher had ever sent a “good” letter home before!  I quickly learned to tell the students to say it was a “good” letter from their teacher.

My Communicating with Children Page


Parent-Teacher Communication

Education World: Effective Communication With Parents

Text, tweet, email, call—what do parents want in school communications?

How to Find the Parent-Teacher Communication App Your Classroom Needs — Emerging Education Technologies

Parent Communication - Catholic School Matters

Turn Parents Into Partners With @classtagme

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Innovative Ways To Improve School: Home Communications

Flipgrid for Parent Teacher Conferences • Talk Tech With Me

Top 5 Apps for Teacher Communication

6 Tech Tools That Boost Teacher-Parent Communication

8 Tips for Communicating with Parents using Email @alicekeeler

My ClassDojo page

My Remind page - safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. Free

Parent-Teacher Communications -Education World® : Teacher Tools & Templates

Creating a Home-School Partnership

My Home Visits page

When communicating I suggest using "I feel" message to avoid confrontations.

Teachers should also state positive things about the student to the parent.

My Body Language page

Plan times where the students can learn along with their parents.  To find information on family events (subject area fairs or nights) please see:

My Family Events page

How to Improve Parent-Teacher Communication | eHow

Relating to the Teacher - FamilyEducation

Email should be used for informational and instructional purposes only.

Any correspondence involving sensitive information should be handled in person or with documented phone calls. Reply to the email with an invitation to discuss the issue in person.

Email Guidelines - Windham