Parent Teacher Conference Tip: Send home Parent Teacher Conference Reminder form (paper) and an e-mail reminder. If you use SignUp Genius to schedule your conferences, it will automatically e-mail parents a reminder. I still send a paper reminder too so
Checklist for students strengths areas for improvement. Open space to write in test results, grades, ways for parents to help at home. This form would make Parent Teacher Conferences so much easier and save lots of time!
Though super simple as a print out that you can just sign, it shows parents that you cared that they showed up. It's great for assuring that they will come again next time because there is an element of mutual respect in the parent-teacher relationship.
Parent/Teacher Conference Preparation - Questions and concerns form for parents to fill out prior to the conference. Helpful for teacher preparation and to ensure that the most urgent parent concerns are addressed.
Parent Teacher Conference Tip: Always give parents goodies to take home after their conference. I give a list of educational websites/apps, a bookmark with reading comprehension questions, and a checklist of ways to help their child at home.
I chose this resource because a lot of the time teachers and parents can get sidetracked during conference conversations. I hope this will serve as an outline for a teacher to have ready to present at conferences to help pace/guide the discussion.
Parent/ Teacher Conferences & put this out for the parents. It was so cute having the kids write about what they're proud of their learning so far (yesterday) and the parent comments added today are even sweeter!