Successful parent-teacher conferences don't just happen. They require thoughtful preparation. The goal in conferences is to make allies of parents in the ongoing task of teaching students effectively. If parents understand your goals and support them, then students can have confidence that they are achieving in a healthy learning environment.
This collection of articles will help you prepare for conferences, explain progress and outline educational goals to parents. (For a collection of articles from the parents' perspective, see, Parent Guide to School Involvement. )