SIMPLICITY Learning
12443 Bel-Red Road, Suite 360
Bellevue, WA 98005
425.614.0145
info@simplicitylearning.org
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Parent-Teacher Meetings:
What Works?

A Half-Day Workshop for Caregivers, Teachers, Administrators, Owners, and Directors

Online registration will not available for this training in Bellevue until the next date has been scheduled. Please note that Simplicity Learning will be moving offices during the summer months of 2017. We will update everyone on our mail list with our new address and new dates for STARS trainings as soon as possible! Please contact us at info@simplicitylearning.org with any questions you have about specific workshops, including requests to host trainings at your center or school.

Research demonstrates that parental involvement is crucial to student success, yet many caregivers, teachers, and administrators struggle to connect meaningfully with parents. Three important benefits of effective parent-teacher meetings are 1) caregivers have the opportunity to understand their students’ family lives; 2) parents receive information so that they may more effectively support their children’s schooling; and 3) all adults may increase rapport and trust with one another in service of the children. There are some simple approaches to "setting the table" and conducting meetings that will put both parents and teachers at ease and facilitate collaborative conversations. Many times, when teachers and administrators experience lackluster conferences or even dissatisfying interactions with parents in general, it is because they are missing key elements of successful communication practices and/or misunderstanding what parents are asking from them. Join us for a frank conversation and sharing with colleagues about what works and what doesn't in meetings with the parents of our students! We will self-assess our meeting habits, and come away with doable steps for providing preview, warmth, and ongoing connection with parents.