"Hello, Mrs. Smith. This is Ms. Shragal calling about Johnny."
Share Test Results: Tell parent both positive and negative behaviors. Build Partnership: Ask if the parent can speak to Johnny about misbehavior. Remember to provide the parent with suggestions and make a note (date and time) of the phone/email home for records.
"Thank you Ms. Shragal for letting me know. I will talk to Johnny tonight and help him find solutions. I'm sorry he has been acting up in class.
To: firstname.lastname@example.org From:email@example.com Date: 6/3/2018 Subject: Johnny's Behavior Dear Johnny's mom, Johnny has continued to misbehave in class. I have set some time aside to talk to him about his behavior. We decided together that he is having a hard time with math which makes him upset. I gave him extra time and he has been working one-on-one with the teacher aide too. Is there anything you can think of that might help? Thank you.
Share Test Results: Tell parent what has and has not been working. Share other strategies as well. Build Partnership: Ask if there is anything that can be done at home or other suggestions.
"Mrs. Smith, thank you for meeting with me. I know the two of us can strategize to help Johnny! What are your goals this year and how can we improve to help Johny?"
Parent Teacher Conference
"Thank you for taking the time to meet with me Ms. Shragal. At home, Johnny loves to draw, so one solution I believe will help calm him down and meet our goals is if he can take a break and draw for 5-10 minutes. What are your thoughts on this idea?"
Create Goals: Use the home environment as an advantage to improve student behavior in the classroom and at home. Build Partnership: Create solutions and strategies to use in the classroom that parents can also mimic at home. Put things into action now that Parent Teacher Conference is in effect.