The Best of Works4Me: Parent-Teacher Conferences
Editor's Picks from Works4Me E-Newsletter
Works4Me is a weekly e-newsletter, showcasing practical classroom tips written and submitted by the readers themselves. Below are a few of our favorites on parent-teacher conferences.
- Getting Parents to Conferences
At Ms. Woletz’s school parents are not required to attend parent-teacher conferences, so she developed a unique incentive to boost turnout.
- Helping Parents Help Their Child
Mr. Wilson avoids problems, conflicts and power struggles with parents by finding common ground with them: their child’s success. His parent-teacher conferences are critical to establishing that common ground.
- Parent/Teacher Conference Preparation
Ms. Bonfilio recommends a nine-point checklist to help you best prepare for and conduct parent-teacher conferences.
- Student Comments for Conferences
To prepare for parent-teacher conferences, Ms. DeBerry has her students complete a worksheet in which they evaluate their learning goals and progress. Find out how she does it and how she uses these worksheets as the basis of her meetings with parents.
- Starting the Parent-Teacher Conference Dialogue
Ms. Sanders offers advice for conducting parent-teacher conferences at the high school level, including a question she always uses to start the conversation with parents.
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