Published on November 2, 2014
SCENARIO 2: ACADEMIC PROGRESS GREETING I start off by greeting the parent and briefly make sure they are up to speed on class activities and assignments. ACADEMIC PROGRESS Your child is showing great progress this term. At the beginning of the school year, we discussed their strengths and areas for improvement. Not only does she love to read, but her comprehension, when it comes to informational texts and other types of texts is through the roof. We need to focus on her writing skills. I have pulled some writing samples from her portfolio here, with some sections highlighted. As you can see, her topic sentences and word choice need work. She struggles with her supporting ideas in the body paragraphs. In class, we have studied paragraph structures and broken them down to help her understand how to construct her own well-developed paragraphs, but we still need to work on developing these skills. PARENT FEEDBACK AND SUGGESTIONS Do you have any insights that you would like to share with me this afternoon? Parents know their children best, so I value your feedback and suggestions. After listening to parent feedback, develop a school-home plan to monitor student progress and to assist the student. SCENARIO 3: STUDENT CONDUCT/SOCIAL SKILLS GREETING I start off by greeting the parent and briefly make sure they are up to speed on class activities and assignments. EXPLANATION OF STUDENT CONDUCT Jane and I are starting to develop a better relationship overall, but she still struggles socially on a daily basis. I have noticed that she eats lunch alone on the swings, far away from other students. She further isolates herself when she has random outbursts during class. Recently, she even go angry and yelled at me when she was frustrated that she wasn’t understanding a concept. I asked her to go outside and take a walk and come back to the class when she was ready. Later, she voluntarily wrote me a letter of apology. We have worked with the school counselor to address these issues and she is making progress, but she still has her difficult days. PARENT FEEDBACK AND SUGGESTIONS Since you know your child better than we do, I was wondering if you have any insights you would like to share. Have you seen the same behaviors at home? Are there any methods you have used successfully to help Jane regain control after an outburst? Are there ways to help her realize she is on the verge of an outburst and help her calm down before she starts? You are an expert here, so I value your suggestions and feedback. After listening to parent feedback, develop a school-home plan to monitor student progress and to assist the student.