Meeting with parent

Meeting with parent
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  • Start and end the conversation on a positive note
  • Thank's for coming in! Rogan has been doing a fantastic job recalling facts about the French Revolution. She finds it quite riveting, and I love that!
  • Explain your goals and expectations
  • Here in History 450, we have a goal of covering both the French Revolution, and the crusades. We are about halfway into the crusades unit now.
  • Discuss the child's work and performance
  • As I mentioned before, Rogan is REALLY excited about the French Revolution. She hasn't quite moved on from it, however. I noticed she hasn't done any of the new reading yet, and hasn't performed well on the recent quizes.
  • Mr. Hohsfield is excited to see that one of Rogan's parents has come in for the parent-teacher conference. He wants to get things started off on a positive note, so tells Mrs. Dair all about her strengths.
  • Show the parent examples of the student's work
  • Recently, we did a project on your favorite crusade. Instead, Rogan made marble sculptures of mythical creatures. These are quite impressive, but... not relevant to the crucades.
  • Mr. Hohsfield explains his goals and expectations for the class, showing where he expects all students in the class to be in terms of understanding and reading.
  • Provide resources for the parent to help their student improve
  • We both want Rogan to succeed. If you help her study through these websites, I'm sure she can do well! She just needs to find the same enthusiasm for crusades as she does for these other topics. 
  • Mr. Hohsfield brings up the performance issues with Rogan and her classwork. He is careful, again, not to be negative, but states the facts and how they affect her grades.
  • Set goals and plan with the parent on how to find success
  • Lets meet again in 2 weeks. I'll keep track of Rogan's homework and quiz scores, and you can work with her each day at home. By the next quiz, lets try to improve her score by 20%! 
  • Mr. Hohsfield shows examples of Rogan's previous work in order to help her mom see where her student is academically. It is important to give her this context because hopefully, she is going to be helping her at home.
  • Mr. Hohsfield gives Rogan's mom the tools she will need to help her child. He is positive, and offers relevant and useful tools that she can use to help her child. 
  • The meeting isn't just talk - you are there to set goals with the parent. Give them specific tasks, and set specific goals for certain amounts of time. Set a time to meet again and reevaluate the situation.
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