Strategy: Welcome parents and be well-prepared about their kid.
Good afternoon Mrs. Edwards. Thank you so much for coming today.
Thank you Mr. Collins. I’ve been looking forward to meeting you. As you know Liam just moved this fall to join your school, and I’d like to know more about his performance in class.
Strategy: Start the conversation by saying something positive about their child. Back up your observations with facts.
From what I’ve seen so far and evaluated, Liam is doing an excellent job in Math, Science, and Social Studies. I'm really impressed! However, he is lagging behind in English, particularly reading. After monitoring his performance using a reading fluency measure, he showed growth but below the expected benchmark score.
Yes, I’ve noticed that his grades in English are lower than the other subjects. So what do you suggest?
Strategy: Listen actively to parents and give them insights on what steps you will take next.
Because he is new to school, Liam has not formed very strong relationships with all his peers, but he seems to be so close to one of them, Karl. So, starting this week, I’ll be setting around 15 minutes everyday for students to read with a partner, and I’ll pair Liam up with Karl. This will definitely improve his reading skills.
I think this is a great idea. Liam has told me so much about Karl, and I hope he will respond positively.
Strategy: Give parents some homework and include them in the process towards achieving a better goal.
I also recommend you work with him at home for around 20minutes daily. I will send you a list of short passages with 4 multiple choice questions each. I also encourage you to fill out a reading log that I’ll be sharing with you on a google docs to help keep track of his progress. This way I get an idea of his performance at home.
Oh, that’s a great idea, and I’ll make sure to work withLiam and share with you what we do.
Strategy: Have high expectations of their kid and stay positive. Show parents that you are always there to assist.
Thank you so much for your help and understanding. I’ll keep you posted. I would also appreciate it if you can send me an email every Friday to inform me of Liam's progress.
I’m glad to hear that. Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email if you have any questions or doubts. Let’s see how it goes with Liam and, we will stay in touch. I’m sure Liam has so much potential. I know that moving into a new school might be overwhelming sometimes.
Strategy: Don't forget that it's a team effort, so continuous communication is key.
I will be more than happy to do that. I'm here to help. Oh, and by the way, I would recommend you to contact other parents and invite some of Liam's classmates over. This will definitely help him build stronger relationships with his peers. Have a nice day Mrs. Edwards.
Yes, I think Liam will love that. Again, thank you so much for your time. Enjoy the rest of your day.