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ERIC Number: ED355021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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The Parent Teacher Conference.
Shaughnessy, Michael F.
Teachers can follow several guidelines for conducting productive parent-teacher conferences. These include: (1) respecting the parents; (2) being patient; (3) avoiding the use of jargon; (4) discussing the importance of homework and independent reading; (5) establishing a friendly atmosphere; (6) discussing reading and television viewing habits; and (7) encouraging parents to become involved in Parent Teacher Association activities. To prepare for the conference, teachers can anticipate questions that parents might ask. Parents can make notes about information they feel the teacher should know about the student; write down their questions about their child's progress; and reflect on their attitudes towards their child's education. Teachers should recognize that some parents have time constraints that limit their ability to come to school for a conference. In these cases, teachers can use the telephone or suggest a variety of alternative meeting times and places. A self-inventory that parents can use before and after the conference is included. (MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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