The students in the Professional Relations class this fall are learning about professional (and appropriate) communication with parents. There are two main categories of communication with parents: Formal and Informal. Informal communication can be a variety of methods: Daily sheets, happy grams, journal, phone calls, email, bulletin boards, daily news flash, etc. A parent/teacher conference is one method of formal communication.
After learning about parent/teacher conferences, the students were assigned to create a mock parent/teacher conference showing the appropriate way to greet, interact, and conference with parents. One group decided to show us just the opposite. Watch below (you’ll want the sound on) and test yourself…how many ‘errors’ did Teacher Kate make? Is Teacher Kate effectively communicating with the parent and building rapport with her? Comment below!