This editable form helps me show a great first impression to parents on Parent Night!
The form is an editable powerpoint you can change and print out!
As a middle or high school teacher, back to school night is often a very fast-paced night when parents rotate in for 10 minutes or less, in classes in the same order as the students do during the day. It is rare that parents get a chance to voice their concerns or actually talk to the teacher because of the way these nights are organized. In some schools, high school parents don’t even have conferences anymore, unless there is a larger problem and is organized through the guidance office.
Often parents who do have concerns do not voice them until it is too late. On parent night, I like to pass out this half page form and ask them to fill it out. This way, I get a heads-up if there are some concerns that need to be addressed. Parents also like it because they feel heard and appreciated. They also get a sense that you really want to help their child learn. They want to know that you care. Parents want to know you are on their team in helping their child learn. If there are any concerns written on the forms, I follow up within a week with a phone call to discuss how we can work together to address the concern.
Another great thing about this technique is that you get an updated list of parent contact information. I have worked in schools where parent contact information from the guidance office is outdated or missing. This way, you have it on hand if you need it and you know it’s right because you got it from the source.
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