Team up with Families for Student Success
Families and teachers are a team with a shared goal: student success. When we build trust and a solid game plan, nobody can stop us.
Build Trust over Time
Showing you care about families helps create trust which is key to building partnership. Making a phone call or home visit can make all the difference (and helps you better connect with students in the classroom!).
Follow up After Parent-Teacher Conferences
Let’s face it, there’s only so much we can do in 15 minutes! Use this simple 3-step tool to follow up and co-create a plan with families. It provides a guide and one place to capture family insights, benchmark data, and a focused plan on key grade-level skills.
Explain What Different Measures and Tests Mean
Understanding Assessments: A Tool for Families is a helpful guide for breaking down what different test results mean. Use it to inform your conversations with families, or print and send it home along with test results.
Lean Into Candid Conversations
Sometimes honest conversations about students’ grade level performance can feel hard but they don’t need to be. Use this “frequently asked questions” resource to support you as you listen to families and navigate these conversations.
Featured Partner Resource
Check out these free online lessons and resources from The American Federation of Teachers.Get Share My Lesson here »
More Resources for EducatorsFind more year round family engagement resources here. »
Did you know?
Almost 9 in 10 parents think their kids are at or above grade level*. Yet, only half of students started the school year on grade level**.
*B-flation: How Good Grades Can Sideline Parents, Gallup 2023
**School Pulse Panel 2022-2023, Institute of Education Sciences (IES)