Parent-Teacher Conference Resources
||Make your next parent-teacher conference a success with our planning suggestions, preparation advice, and conference forms. Use our great tips on building positive relationships with parents to increase their involvement and improve communication. Printable records will help parents and teachers plan for the student's future by tracking goals and outcomes of each interaction. These resources help maximize the benefits of parent-teacher collaborations to serve each child's educational needs.
Conference Planning Resources
- Parent-Teacher Conferences: Before, During, and After
Teacher-parent conferences give you an opportunity to increase communication between school and home, keep parents informed about their child's progress, and develop a plan for the student's future. You'll find excellent advice to help you prepare for these meetings. New teachers will find this resource particularly valuable.
- Parent-Teacher Conferences: Five Important Questions
Prepare yourself for parent-teacher conferences by having the answers for some very important questions, sure to be discussed at your parent-teacher conference. New teachers, unfamiliar with the dynamics of conferences, should find this resource particularly valuable.
Conference Forms & Records
More on Getting Parents Involved
- Getting Parents Involved
Encourage parents to volunteer in the classroom year round as an important positive step in improving their child's education. New teachers, who are trying to build solid relationships with parents, will find this resource particularly valuable.
- Advice for Parents
Our resources for parents include information and advice on child development, literacy, and skill-building. You will find tips for parents dealing with homework, responding to report cards, and preparing children for back to school. Use these articles and printables to help parents improve their child's academic success.
- Student Progress Report
A ready-to-use form for assessment of students' class work, homework, and participation is a quick and easy way to keep students' evaluations organized. Send home this form every six weeks to keep parents informed of students' progress. New teachers will find this resource particularly valuable when preparing for parent-teacher conferences.
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