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The Teacher is Talking: Requesting a Conference

By Leslie Lindsay It’s that time of year again–(optional) parent-teacher conferences.  I think it works both ways: a teacher can request a conference with you, the parent(s) or you can request a conference with your child’s teacher.  Either way, it’s best to go prepared. My own daughter is struggling with two things I absolutely adore: reading and writing.  So, it was a bit of a blow when she came home one day, unpacked her backpack and procured a “Conference Request” sheet from her green folder.  How can my precious off-spring not love to read and write?!  How can she not get her work done unless she is given redirection?  Before I get my panties in a bundle, I have to remember she is just in 1st grade.  (Although, I know that 1st grade is the cornerstone of a long, and hopefully happy academic career). What’s a parent to do: Stay calm and remain neutral.  Maybe there is a good reason why these subjects are particularly challenging.  Getting to the root of the cause is key. Don’t …