Parent-Teacher Conferences: Tips for Teachers


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A parent comes to meet with you, stating that their child needs to leave school early every Monday for Tuba lessons. Your response is to:

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1. A parent comes into the conference ranting about your homework policy. Your response is to:

2. Which of the following does NOT fit with the 'Ps' to remember for Parent-Teacher conferences?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Parent-teacher conferences are an important opportunity to for teachers to develop positive and productive relationships with parents. Use these practice questions to see how much you've learned about strategies to use parent-teacher conferences to support student achievement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here are the concepts these assessments test:

  • The P's of parent-teacher conferences
  • Possible situations and ideal teacher responses
  • Ways to approach student difficulties that are positive and supportive

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information about how to address student difficulties with parents from the lesson
  • Knowledge application -use your knowledge to answer questions about possible situations you may face in a parent teacher conference
  • Information recall -access the knowledge you've gained concerning the P's of parent-teacher conferences

Additional Learning

To learn more about the P's of parent-teacher conferences, review the following lesson titled Parent-Teacher Conferences: Tips for Teachers. Objectives addressed include:

  • Identify the goal of a parent-teacher conference
  • Understand how to apply each of the P's to real situations
  • Know how to successfully enlist parent help with student difficulties