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Innovative Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences
Education World is pleased to present these professional development tips shared by author and educator Jim Gomes.
Part III: What Parents Really Want to Know
This list is based on my personal experience of teaching full time for 35 years and conducting in excess of 1,000 parent-teacher interviews. Parents want to know:
Being able to address each of the above items accurately will require some record keeping in the form of checklists and anecdotal comments.
Hint: Don’t be surprised that the majority of parents who show up for interviews are the parents of high achievers. Therefore, it is a good idea to either send a note home or call the parents you need to see the most to set up an interview.