If your school holds parent teacher conferences, they will be coming up soon I bet! For many teachers, they can be anxiety producing. Things that may pop into your head include:
Dealing With Difficult Parents
I have bad news. Young or older, veteran teacher or newbie, all of us will encounter difficult parents. Unfortunately, I don’t know any colleague who has never had a sleepless night because of an issue with a student’s parent or guardian. But the good news is that over the years, I have gained some insight and wisdom, and I have a few tips to share with you about how to handle these unpleasant situations.
Parent Night in Spanish Class: Make it Great!
Is Parent Night at your school your favorite or most dreaded evening??
To be honest, going into it each year, I tell myself that I dread it. Why? Well, because I know that I have a very short time to make a good impression. And I know that every other teacher in the building is trying to do the same. How can I set myself apart?? How can I avoid being THE MOST BORING teacher the parents hear from that night??
Don’t worry! I have just the thing for you!!
Get Parents Involved in Spanish Class!
Is it possible to get parents involved in Spanish class???? Even when they took French in high school???
“I don’t speak Spanish, so I can’t help with Spanish class.”
Ever hear this statement from a parent or guardian? If you have been teaching at least a year or 2, for sure you’ve heard it! And if you’re just starting out, trust me…. it will come.
So why is it important to get parents involved in their child’s Spanish learning?
Oh so many reasons!!