Parent Teacher Conferences can be a great time to build relationships with your classroom families. Despite this opportunity, it can often be a great source of stress for teachers.
Since becoming a parent, I have a perspective from both sides of the teacher’s desk. It can be stressful for the teacher to share concerns with a parent because they don’t know what the reaction will be. It can be stressful for the parent because they don’t know what the teacher has to say about their child.
Ideally, education is a partnership between student, parents and teacher. Parent-Teacher Conferences are a great way to communicate successes, goals and concerns.
This Parent Conference Form Freebie is a note taking tool. You can make notes on it prior to the conference to guide your conversation. During your conference you can make notes about what the parents say and next steps you need to take. After the conference you can use the form to help you make your to-do list. (This form is most suitable for elementary teachers who teach multiple subjects).
You can grab your Parent Conference Form Freebie here!
Remember, your student’s parent is probably just as nervous as you are! Trade in that nervousness for a collaborative spirit and everyone wins.
Bye for now,