Growing Classroom Culture through Parent Partnerships

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Since her first course on ClassicalU, Essentials of Effective Teaching, Robyn Burlew has been one of the most highly-praised and popular presenters on our platform. In this second course, Robyn (upper school and academic head at the Veritas School in Richmond, VA) shares her accumulated wisdom and practical insights for forging meaningful partnerships with parents in order to develop a rich and healthy classroom culture. When teachers, students, and parents work together in harmony education can be a joy. When there is confusion, strife, and stress, it can be a trial! This course is ideal for relatively new teachers who need to acquire the skill and wisdom for crafting harmony among students and parents.

Robyn’s recorded presentations are clear, pithy, precise, and practical. You will also enjoy her conversation with Dr. Christopher Perrin, at the end of the course.

Robyn Burlew is the Head of Upper School at the Veritas School in Richmond, VA. Her career spans a couple decades in classical education. She first served as a 6th grade teacher, then as an upper school principal, and then as academic dean at Covenant Christian Academy in Harrisburg, PA, before taking the upper school and academic head position at the Veritas School. Robyn has 3 grown daughters who have all been classically educated. Robyn excels at bringing classical, pedagogical principles to bear practically and effectively in the classroom. She is a committed mentor of teachers who devotes an entire day every other week to faithfully observing classes and coaching teachers. Robyn has a BS in biology from Houghton College, where she also minored in mathematics. She also holds an MEd from Covenant College in integrated curriculum and instruction.

Interested in seeing more courses by Robyn Burlew? Check out her other course on ClassicalU called Essentials of Effective Teaching.

To learn more about earning a certificate for this course, please visit “How do I Obtain a Course Certificate?” on our FAQ page. Our course certificates are valued by classical schools and co-ops worldwide, and you can also be on your way to obtaining a Level 2 certificate with your completion of this course. Teachers certified with either ACSI or ACCS will see continuing education unit (CEU) credits listed on our course certificate for you to submit to either organization (with more information on certification credit here).

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Course Includes

  • 9 Lessons
  • 18 Topics
  • 9 Quizzes
  • 0.86 CEUs
  • 5.20 Hours
  • Course Certificate