Sept. 7, 2021

Parent-Teacher Partnership and Why It’s Important

By Ms. Frances Acin

You share a common goal with your child’s teacher: Providing the best learning experience for your child. Partnering with your child’s teacher can give you an even better understanding of your child’s educational needs. In addition, engaging with your child’s teacher can help you discover strategies to use at home, including other ways to support your child’s learning. 

By partnering with your child’s teacher, you can help them understand your child’s strengths, interests, and challenges which will help the teacher build an approach to learning that works best for your child. It can also be an excellent way for the teacher to differentiate your child’s work. To start, have your child make a 3x3 card to share with their teacher: three strengths, challenges, and strategies that work at home. When you and the teacher try the same strategies and are on the same page, it creates consistency which your child will thrive on. 

Below are 3 more reasons why parents and teachers should keep frequent contact: 

  • Parents play an essential role in their child’s school activities.
  • Parents can collaborate with teachers to perform home learning. 
  • The child feels supported at their school when their parents and teachers are well-connected. 

“Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students, and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.” Bob Beauprez