Teach the Parents

have teachers teach parents how to ask the best questions in conferences

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In the beginning of the year, before a back-to-school night or conferences, have a teacher-lead presentation focused on different categories of questions, maybe also by subjects, on how to ask the best questions that will answer their true concerns/inquiries in a parent-teacher conference. This could also be followed up with a shared google doc between parents, student, and teacher, that everyone checks once every two weeks? month? that can help everyone involved stay up to date. 

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Photo of Janet Leadbeater
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Love this idea!!!
Rather than by subject area, a possibility would be to question by purpose: probing, clarifying.... questions

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A brilliant idea. This could be a parents call (by form head/subject teacher etc) to given initial overview of PTC.  I feel parents can feel lost in process, regards what questions to ask.  Parents could feel better supported with an initial conversation with teacher and listening to other parents on call. 

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