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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.

How a Traditional Parent-Teacher Conference Works - The Edvocate

The Parent-Teacher Conference
Five Must-Ask Questions

7 Questions to Ask at Your Child’s Parent-Teacher Conference - The Edvocate

7 Ways to Improve Parent Teacher Conferences #40CF

Ten Parent-Teacher Conference Tips

How to Flip a Parent Teacher Conference - The Tech Edvocate

Parent - Teacher Conference Form Generator - TeAchnology

High School Parent-Teacher Night  FamilyEducation

Parent Teacher Conference Pinterest Boards

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.

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.

Communicating with Children Page

"Schools need to have a wide variety of methods to communicate with parents. Not all parents are comfortable with web tools so use oral & written communication + updated school site, Facebook page, @RemindHQ."

Parent-Teacher Communication

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

Flipgrid for Parent Teacher Conferences • Talk Tech With Me

Top 5 Apps for Teacher Communication

8 Tips for Communicating with Parents using Email @alicekeeler

8 Ways Teachers And Schools Can Communicate With Parents In 2018 – Primary Tech @kathleen_morris

ClassDojo page

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

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.

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:

Family Events page

How to Improve Parent-Teacher Communication | eHow

Relating to the Teacher - FamilyEducation