October 28, 2014
For most elementary school teachers, parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for late fall to discuss the progress of students since the beginning of the school year. Although these conferences are merely routine for experienced teachers, for new teachers, it can be very intimidating to have to sit one on one with your student’s parents and discuss their behavior and performance in the classroom. If this is your first year teaching and therefore, your first year holding parent-teacher conferences of your own, check out the following tips to help you prepare for a successful night:
As you plan ahead, keep in mind that it is also important to create a warm and welcoming environment for the parents who attend. That means creating a comfortable meeting space, addressing them with a friendly demeanor and showing a sincere interest in their child and their progress. After all, parent-teacher conferences are meant to be helpful for you, your students and their parents, and are another great way to build positive relationships with the families of those you work closely with each day.
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