Hello, Mrs. A, it's great to finally meet you in person!
Thank you, it's good to be here.
He told me about this project - he was really excited about it!
Before we start, I'd like to show you a project that Andy completed this week. He got really involved in it and did an amazing job!
Meet with the parent(s) to discuss their child's misbehaviour.
As I mentioned in my newsletter at the start of the year, these are the expectations we have in class. We developed them together in the first week, and I have modified them with student input whenever necessary.
The teacher should have been communicating with parents via email, phone, etc. from the start of the school year. This meeting is an extension of communication that has already begun.
That is a concern I have as well, and I am doing my best to ensure that the expectations apply to all students equally.
Andy does excellent work when he is focused, but sometimes he reacts to instructions with emotional outbursts.
Share positives about the student and demonstrate that you care about their progress.
He doesn't often have a problem with that at home!
Present classroom expectations, norms, and procedures to the parent(s). Get parents to buy in to the importance of expectations and get their input on them.
Those seem fair. I just want to make sure you apply them consistently, so that Andy doesn't feel singled out.
Show parent(s) that you empathise with their concerns.
Allow the parent(s) to make you aware of circumstances possibly affecting the student and ask them to express their understanding of the student's behaviour.
Since you know Andy best, I was hoping to get some insight from you into what might be causing his outbursts.