Parent conferences are one of the most important ways that educators communicate with parents about their child’s academic progress. Parent conferences can be stressful, but thankfully there are ways to make them easier and more effective. In this 15-minute course, educator Lisa Van Gemert uses her years of experience to share tips for conducting parent-teacher conferences in a way that is beneficial for parents, educators, and students alike. After taking this course, you’ll walk away knowing how to improve your parent conferences using practical and simple ideas.
You’ll learn tips like:
- Start positive
- Don’t gang up
- Eliminate barriers
- Ask, don’t tell
Lisa Van Gemert shares best practices in education with audiences around the world using a combination of neuropsychology, pedagogy, experience, humor, technology and sheer fun. She is an expert consult to television shows including Lifetime’s “Child Genius,” and a writer of award-winning lesson plans, as well as numerous published articles on social psychology and pedagogy and the book, Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. A former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her website giftedguru.com and is co-founder with Ian Byrd of the Gifted Guild, a professional community for educators of the gifted. Lisa and her husband Steve are the parents of three sons and live in Arlington, Texas.
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