The View of the Parent

It's all about connections.

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After interviewing ten parents, I found a number of consistencies. One: Parents want the teacher to know that they care about their son or daughter which is done by coming to conferences. Two: Parents want to be able to put a face with the name. Three: Parents want to share personal stories to give teachers insight to their son or daughter. On the flip-side, Teachers felt...One: The parents of the students who I really need to see never come. Two: It is time consuming to meet with the parents of the kids who are doing a great job (don't really need the conference). Three: Conferences are exhausting! 

[Optional] Synthesize a little! In one sentence, describe something you learned from your empathy exercises or analogous research.

What is the number one propose of conferences? It is to get to know people or create a plan for students who are struggling?


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Stan! My idea, Guideposts to Success , is currently in the selection process, and it completely hits on points two and three that you gleaned from your parent interviews while also holding great potential to support the concerns of the teachers you've talked to. If you would be willing, I'd greatly appreciate your support by signing in and positively evaluating Guideposts to Success . In addition, I'd be thrilled if you would add more ideas and suggestions, too. Thanks! 

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