Developing partnerships with parents and guardians is a critical factor in promoting student learning. Positive relationships with parents can be developed by reaching out to them to introduce yourself early in the school year. Following up with them to provide positive feedback on their children’s performance begins to develop trust. Working together requires teachers to listen to parents and collaborate on strategies that support student learning. Periodically throughout the school year, you should meet with parents to discuss the academic and social development of their children. In this activity you are asked to develop scenarios about how you will discuss academic and behavior issues with them.