Why and how to partner with your child’s teacher

By Amanda Morin

Expert reviewed by Bob Cunningham, EdM

You and your child’s teacher share a common goal: Providing the best learning experience for your child.

Working with the teacher can give you an even better understanding of your child. It also gives you the chance to share concerns about what’s happening at home that the teacher may or may not be seeing in school.

For example, the teacher might tell you that your child gets frustrated about assignments and says things like “Why do we have to learn this?” Maybe you see the same reaction when it comes to homework. Together you can come up with consistent ways to respond to frustration. 

Engaging the teacher lets you find strategies to use in class and at home, and other ways to support your child at school.

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About the author

About the author

Amanda Morin is the author of “The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education” and the former director of thought leadership at Understood. As an expert and writer, she helped build Understood from its earliest days. 

Reviewed by

Reviewed by

Bob Cunningham, EdM serves as executive director of learning development at Understood.


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