Triangle of Support


A triangle illustrates the importance of parents and teachers working together to support the student. The parent and teacher form the solid base of the triangle, securely supporting the student, who is reaching upwards to achieve his or her highest potential.

Strong parent-teacher partnerships provide benefits in the following ways:

  • When teachers know their students' home situations, they gain insight into students' classroom behavior.
  • When parents understand what teachers are trying to achieve, they can provide valuable support and assistance at home.
  • Parents can implement strategies to change students' behavior at home in ways that can positively affect students' behavior in the classroom.

Although there are many ways you can reach out to parents and involve them in the classroom, communication is the key to building positive relationships. This topic emphasizes establishing trust with parents through communication and involvement.