Making Parent-Teacher Conferences Meaningful

Parent-teacher conference can be more meaningful if parents know what to expect and if they know what role they will play in the conference. This resource offers a two-page information sheet for parents/guardians to fill out prior to the conference and an action planning sheet that the teacher and parent/guardian complete together at the conference. Also included are suggestions for how to include the learner in the discussion.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Include the conference preparation forms in the Friday take-home folder
Classroom Considerations

  • The focus of the packet is on parent preparation for the conference
Pros

  • The format presents the conference as an opportunity to share information and encourages relationship building
Cons

  • None