Collaborate and relate.

Learning occurs via collaboration as well as individually. How well do parent teacher interviews reflect this collaborative activity?

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Photo of Clint Heitz

Mark - If you'd be willing, I would greatly appreciate your support for Guideposts to Success by heading to the post and leaving a positive evaluation, as well as suggestions to grow the idea even more! Thank you!

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Can you say more about what you have seen regarding collaboration and parent-teacher interviews Mark Burgess ? I noticed you grouped this post in "empathy interview" and was wondering if you had more from that interview you could share? 

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Margaret my comment was an amalgamation of conversations i've had with colleagues after every parent teacher session we run.  We teach in team, and the students mostly engage with their learning in team, and yet the parent teacher interview is individual. We often wonder what it would look like for parents to see their children 'in their natural environment' as it were. The individual nature of parent-teacher interviews is possibly an extension of the individual performance nature of examinations, because Most parents are probably concerned with how their child is progressing (or ranking).  The 'empathy' side of this comment is from the perspective of the teacher. 

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Awesome, thanks for that additional background info Mark Burgess It helps add context to the post.