Navigating the school system can be difficult, but don't fret: Sarah Brown Wessling is here to help. Each month Sarah will offer insight into the classroom and share tips on how to help your child flourish in school.
If you saw it, you probably wouldn’t think it was one of my favorite times of the school year. Tables of teachers scattered around the gym or cafeteria. Lines of parents, patiently waiting their turn to meet with each of their student’s teachers. Some just want to check in and put a name with a face. Others want to learn about specifics in the classroom or share concerns. Whatever the reason, I’ve always enjoyed these conversations because I leave them with some bit of insight I wouldn’t have otherwise discovered. For all the ways that parent-teacher conferences can be positive experiences, they can just as quickly turn sour.
Click through the gallery to read some of my favorite dos and don’ts for making conferences an opportunity to build a better support between home and school for our students.
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