Plan in Advance
Have in mind a broad and stretchy sketch of what you are going to say, with a review of student improvement, an assessment of his or her strengths and wants, and a projected diagram of action.
Welcome parents at door
You will lessen worry and irritation (nothing is more puzzling to the uninitiated than drifting around those look-alike school foyers difficult to find the exact classroom) and makes parents feel extra welcome.
Stay Away from Physical Barriers
Don’t be seated at the back of your desk, even as forcing the parents to grasp into the children’s desks on the front row. Organize a corporate style seating if likely so you’ll all be equals together.
Begin the Discussion with Affection
Start with an affirmative note to get everyone comfortable. Begin with a optimistic statement about the child’s skills or work.
Organize the Session
Before the parents get there, review the structure of the conference-organize your questions such as why you call the meeting? What is the purpose of this meeting? How the issues would resolve?
Be Exact in Your Observations
Parents may hesitate if you deal only in sweeping statements. Avoid saying that “he doesn’t admit responsibility,” replace the sentence with “Kareem had 3 days to accomplish his task but he only covered three paragraphs.”