No matter what side of the desk you’re on, parent-teacher conferences can be stressful.
Make the most of this opportunity to lay the groundwork for productive relationships that will benefit your students, their families, and you. Here are some top tips and other great resources to help you prepare for parent-teacher conferences, get more parents to attend, and enlist students as partners in the process.
Parent-teacher conferences can sometimes be stressful, for you and the parents, but with proper planning and organization you can lay the groundwork for a productive relationship that will benefit the child. Explore the following resources for advice on getting the most from your parent-teacher conferences.
- How Can You Deal With Angry Parents?
Read advice collected from seasoned classroom veterans and from Jerry Newberry, head of the NEA Health Information Network, who used to train teachers to work with parents.
- Parents in the Picture
Often the lone volunteer in her sons’ classrooms, Amy Anderson used to make assumptions about the other, missing parents—that they didn’t care, or that their priorities were somehow out of whack. That was before she met Lorelei…