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Staying Positive in the Face of Difficult Parent Conferences

Posted by Emily Guthrie on Nov 4, 2014 7:22:03 AM

Last year, I wrote a post with advice for creating positive parent-teacher conferences and I must say that I enjoy talking with most parents that come in to speak with me. That being said, there are some difficult parent conferences that we have all experienced over the years and I'd like to write today about ways to remain positive in the face of some of these dreaded phrases:

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Topics: conferences, Holiday/Seasonal, parents, tips

Get the Most Out of your Next Professional Development Conference

Posted by Emily Guthrie on Mar 25, 2014 7:42:40 AM

As a teacher, I feel like I technically have a lot of opportunities for professional development, but it is just so hard to make the time to research, plan, attend, and appreciate most of the options out there!  When I actually do get all of that together and attend a conference, there are 2 main risks: 1. The conference or presenter may not be all that it was cracked up to be, or sometimes more likely 2. I may not take full advantage of all of the benefits and resources available.  After attending a wildly successful conference recently, I wanted to write about my tips for taking full advantage of professional development conferences:

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Topics: conferences, Lesson Planning, PD, Professional Development

5 Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences

Posted by Emily Guthrie on Feb 18, 2014 7:10:44 AM

At my school, it is time again for parent conferences.  This opportunity can be bitter sweet.  Before I get into my tips for successful parent-teacher conferences, can I just take a moment to explain my love-hate relationship with parent conferences? (Note: Our conferences are organized as open time slots 3 times a year without RSVPs or scheduling)

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Topics: classroom management, conferences, parent, teaching tips

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