How to Plan a Productive Parent-Teacher Conference
The most important strategy is to be prepared.
Both teachers and parents want to get the most out of parent-teacher conferences. Conferences give teachers the opportunity to share children’s progress and coordinate plans for helping them learn even more. Regularly scheduled conferences with sufficient time allotted for each afford everyone needed opportunities to get to know one another and to plan strategies for working toward shared goals and outcomes. An organized, well planned conference not only presents an opportunity for parents to learn from you, but for you to learn from them.
Plan the Conference
HEY TEACHERS AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS!
Communicate Prior to Meeting
Meet with Parents
Close the Conference
After your conferences, create responsive instructional practices based on what you learned about family cultures, home learning environments and a student's strengths and weaknesses. Continue to communicate on an ongoing basis with families, with positive news as well as updates on student progress.
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