Fostering Positive Parent-Teacher Relationships During Remote Learning
Presenter: Jen Cort

The parent-teacher relationship consists of the adults our children spend most of their day with, the adults with shared goals for helping the child develop healthy relationships with themself, with learning, with peers, and with the school community. The parent-teacher relationship is not without its challenges as we often disagree about how to meet these shared goals. And because of the segmented relationship, we avoid engaging in challenging yet important topics. Potentially this important relationship will be strained even further by COVID-19. In this webinar, Jen Cort shares ideas for strengthening the parent-teacher relationship at any time and specifically during COVID-19.

Webinar Slides

PAMLE This webinar was offered in partnership with the Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education to provide participants with Act 48 continuing professional education credit. To obtain credit, please complete the post-assessment after viewing the recording.

Passionate about Middle Schooler's whom she describes as "the most authentic group of people out there!", Jen's career blends her experience as a clinical social worker and educator. Her educational administrative experiences are as an assistant head of lower school, head of a middle school and senior administrator. Jen's therapy background includes serving as a counselor in lower, middle and upper schools as well as private practice. She began consulting after seeing a need for supporting schools to live out their missions regarding diversity and inclusion such that students can be seen and heard while learning to be visible and use their voices in productive ways. Jen has been a keynote speaker, presented at national conferences (including AMLE) is on the board of PAMLE, a frequent contributor to blogs and journals, and is the host of an internationally syndicated podcast "Third Space With Jen Cort" bringing student, faculty, staff, and parents voices focusing on equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice.