3. Come Together—With Parents and Guardians—Right Now

long-term goalsDon’t wait until parent-teacher conferences to forge a relationship with parents and guardians. While caretakers and teachers should connect through email and/or the class social-media site, sometimes communication is forgotten until there is a problem in the classroom. Reach out now to form the foundation for a collaborative relationship. Express the need to work together toward their children’s long-term goals and discuss the areas that parents and guardians would like to see their kids strengthen.