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Make your next parent-teacher conference a success with our planning suggestions, preparation advice, and conference forms. Use our great tips on building positive relationships with parents to increase their involvement and improve communication. Printable records will help parents and teachers plan for the student's future by tracking goals and outcomes of each interaction. These resources help maximize the benefits of parent-teacher collaborations to serve each child's educational needs.
Teacher-parent conferences give you an opportunity to increase communication between school and home, keep parents informed about their child's progress, and develop a plan for the student's future. You'll find excellent advice to help you prepare for these meetings. New teachers will find this resource particularly valuable.
Encouraging parent participation in educating their children will help you to be a more effective teacher. Our Top 10 ideas on how to get parents more involved in many aspects of the school day are featured in this gallery of printables and articles. New teachers will find this resource particularly valuable.
Here are some general hints for parents on how to ensure a successful parent-teacher conference. New teachers will find this printable resource particularly valuable when trying to form lasting relationships with parents. Use these ideas in your conferences to narrow your discussion to what interests parents most.
Read about a time-saving method that will ensure everyone involved in a parent-teacher conference has understood the issues discussed. This printable includes a consensus sheet to give to each conference participant.
Learn how a follow-up note can help ensure parents' cooperation following a parent-teacher conference. This printable includes a sample note and advice on parent-teacher communications from veteran teachers.
Find general advice about how to plan for and implement successful conferences. This printable resource provides excellent advice for preparing for teacher-parent conferences, or any discussion with parents about the progress of their students.
Prepare yourself for parent-teacher conferences by having the answers for some very important questions, sure to be discussed at your parent-teacher conference. New teachers, unfamiliar with the dynamics of conferences, should find this resource particularly valuable.
Use the method described in this printable to help ensure parent-teacher-student cooperation is maintained in the days following a parent-teacher conference. This packet includes a three-party progress report form for each participant to comment on and sign.
Encourage parents to volunteer in the classroom year round as an important positive step in improving their child's education. New teachers, who are trying to build solid relationships with parents, will find this resource particularly valuable.
Our resources for parents include information and advice on child development, literacy, and skill-building. You will find tips for parents dealing with homework, responding to report cards, and preparing children for back to school. Use these articles and printables to help parents improve their child's academic success.
A ready-to-use form for assessment of students' class work, homework, and participation is a quick and easy way to keep students' evaluations organized. Send home this form every six weeks to keep parents informed of students' progress. New teachers will find this resource particularly valuable when preparing for parent-teacher conferences.
Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!
Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.