Building a Win-Win with your child’s Teacher
PLAN THE BEST METHOD
Demonstration: Write your child’s teacher a letter. Begin as soon as you can to get to know him or
her. Waiting until the need for a parent/ teacher conference may be too late to make an encouraging impression with the teacher.
SET UP COMMON PARTICIPATION
Let the teacher know that you are an involved and active parent. Detail in your letter what they
can expect from you. Studies have shown that children with active parents who are engaged in
their learning and have a relationship with their teacher, typically do better in school than if the
relationship between teacher and parent was not present.
EXPLAIN YOUR IDEAS AND THEIR BENEFITS
Be direct and open
EXPLAIN WHAT YOU WILL DO BY WAY OF SUPPORT
Include examples of how you can support the
teacher without being there.
AGREE ON AN ACTION PLAN
If you don’t hear from the teacher, follow-up with a note.