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ERIC Number: EJ789936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Difficult Conversations: Parent-Teacher Conferences
Potter, Les
Principal Leadership, v8 n8 p32-35 Apr 2008
As every principal knows, working with parents can be very stressful and many teachers do not have the experience or the skill to work with them effectively. Principals must train their teachers to ensure that they have the know-how to conduct successful parent-teacher conferences. These skills can be developed one-on-one or in a staff development setting. To help teachers do the best job possible, the author recommends that principals spend several staff meetings teaching their teachers how to conduct parent-teacher conferences, using role-play so that teachers can practice their skills. Some policies principals should discuss with their teachers concerning parent-teacher conferences are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A