Use this as a guide to lead a parent-teacher conference.
Have the applicable student help you to complete this form before a conference with his/her parents.
Print this sheet on duplicate/triplicate paper or carbon sheets so parents can take a copy home with them immediately following a parent-teacher conference.
This sheet may be helpful in writing an IEP, in planning an IEP, or offering evidence of the need for an IEP.
Send a blank copy of this home to parents prior to a parent-teacher conference and encourage them to complete the for in preparation for the meeting.
This sheet would be helpful for the RTI/MTSS process as evidence of supportive strategies tried and their implementation date.
Be conscientious of family life and what is expected as help from the child’s home. Some families prefer to keep their home life as separate from school as possible and will see suggestions from school as an infringement on their family time.
Be considerate of other teachers before agreeing to school strategies that can be implemented. Don’t necessarily expect another teacher to implement a strategy in which he/she had no say. If you have a school strategy suggestions, clear it with involved parties before suggesting it to families. For example, a student may have behavior problems while waiting before school. Don’t suggest to the child’s family that he/she can come into the building and stay in a specific room without checking with said teacher(s)/adult(s) first.
Areas of Congratulations
Share areas at school in which the student is having success. This can be academically, socially, musically, athletically, and/or behaviorally, related. This helps the parent-teacher conference to start in a positive manner.
Areas of Concern
Share areas at school in which the student is experiencing challenges. related. This helps the parent-teacher conference to have an area of focus.
In this box, you may also want to write potential future concerns such as the student’s after graduation plans.
In this box, share ideas in which the school is willing to try to improve and support the students current areas of success and areas of challenge. How can the school make the best better? How can the school help the student rise to a challenge?
In this box, offer ideas in which the home and family could try to improve and support the students current areas of success and areas of challenge. How can the home/family encourage the child’s strengths and use those strengths to support areas of need?