Words to live by...

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~Author Unknown

"A good wife is her husband's biggest fan -- no matter how crazy he is." ~Me

"May God give you.. For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer." ~ Irish Blessing

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Dos and Don'ts of Parent/Teacher Conferences

A while back my mom made a training video about the do's and don'ts of conferences -- for teachers. Here is my own rendition -- except this time for parents:

1) Bring treats. Ok, so no one has done this yet but when you've been at work for 11+ hours a cookie would be good.

2) If you feel treats are slightly inappropriate, a nice handshake and 'thank you' will have the same effect. It's amazing how much respect a teacher will gain for you if you actually thank him/her for working with your child.

3) Don't answer your cell phone in the middle of the conference.

4) Don't answer your cell phone in the middle of the conference and start talking for a few minutes.

5) DO NOT reach into your bra to pull out your cell phone to answer it in the middle of the conference.

6) ... and then talk on it.

7) ... and then return it to the bra.

8) ... and then proceed to let it vibrate for the rest of the conference.

9) ... in your bra.

10) wow.

I'm tired.

But extremely amused.


Chris said...

Yay for surviving another year of conferences!

Some parents...well at least we know how the kids get like umm, that.

Cellarrat said...

Woha thats a place I haddn't thought someone would put a cell!!

ryan young said...

Would the boxers be a better place for a cell phone?

Ceci LaBarge said...

As a mother of a kindergartener, THANK YOU for working with our kids everyday! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. and thanks some more.

Ali B. said...

Hilarious list of conference no-no's! ... and great posts with ever better photos! I don't know exactly how I found your blog... maybe through Alaska Jill - Geoff-? Hmm, anyway, I'm a second grade teacher who is suffering from late season flu with 2 half days to go! I just finished report cards & all I can think about is getting out for a bike ride &/or having a stiff drink! Enjoy your summer break - sounds like you'll have no problem with that! Ali