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7 Tips for Transforming Parent Teacher Conferences

7 Tips for Transforming Parent Teacher Conferences

How many of you have sat through a Parent-Teacher Conference (PTC) that has been an utter disaster? I know I have been on both sides of the desk when a PTC has gone awry and actually serves to fracture or diminish relationships between the parent and teacher. Think about it – PTCs are just about the most public representation of our school system that exists and the most systematic effort to engage families in the educational experience. Therefore, PTCs are hugely important, but are not commonly treated as such. Despite their importance, most leaders do not set expectations or provide training for the teachers on how to conduct a successful PTC. From the perspective of a former teacher, current administrator, and demanding dad I have constructed a template that if…
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