Tonight was Parent-Teacher conferences. In our Upper School, one long afternoon through evening and then the next morning to early afternoon, we have the opportunity to partner with parents. Tonight, since I am not teaching a first semester course, I got to participate as a parent. In two weeks, I get to participate in conferences as a teacher in our Middle School.
Although these can be grueling and draining, I find these meetings important as both a parent and as a teacher. It is a great time to connect, establish the relationship to partner, and check in to make sure that your observations match those of either the parent or teacher. Afterwards, I am so thankful for the opportunity to establish this important relationship for the benefit of our students.