Through communication across home and school, parents and teachers can share information about children’s progress and discuss their needs and interests to find the right opportunities to promote learning experiences. Meaningful dialogue between parents and teachers creates mutual understanding and enhances both parents’ and children’s experiences with school.
Gain a better understanding of how to turn common school events and activities, like Back-to-School night, into a partnership-building opportunity.
Explore the school success program intended to be delivered by Spanish-speaking educators to Latino parents or caregivers with middle school-aged children.
Explore these guidelines and practices that school staff can use for effective communication.
Review four models of parent involvement and identify where your own school is at on the spectrum.
Consider these suggestions for engaging parents in removing barriers, improving communication, and more.
Get communication tips relating to attitudes, behaviors, and more.
Try these family outreach efforts to create a welcoming environment for parents.
Enact these eight “P”s in your school to help build effective school-parent partnerships.
Follow these easy-to-do steps to help strengthen your parent-school relationships.
Reviewed in 2023