Parents are just as critical to their children’s academic and social success as teachers are. However, opportunities for parent–teacher interactions are limited, so it’s critical to maximize times such as parent–teacher conferences to form strong relationships and a unified vision for your students’ health and growth.

In this course, you will learn how to host congenial, effective parent–teacher conferences that foster relationships with parents for the rest of the year. You’ll examine the critical components of a strong parent–teacher relationship and how you can partner with parents to develop students’ unique strengths and weaknesses. In addition, you’ll create strategies for sharing student data, approaching difficult topics with parents, and involving students appropriately in your communications with their parents.

With the techniques from this course, you’ll be equipped to communicate with parents not only at conferences but also throughout the school year to build a network of supportive adults for your students.