NBCT: How to improve parent-teacher conferences

10/7/2012 | Education Week Teacher

National Board Certified Teacher Nancy Flanagan reflects in this blog post on her experiences with the parent side of the parent-teacher conferences and offers some tips on how teachers can host successful meetings. Among her suggestions are to discuss more than grades, facilitate two-way communication, establish a better way to manage the line of parents and avoid the fear of asking uncomfortable questions. She also recommends sharing stories about what students do in class and staying in touch with parents after the conference.

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