Sunday, November 20, 2011

OMG! Parent-Teacher Conferences: Why They Fail, Making Them Work

This week on the Body, Mind and Child! show with Rae Pica on BAM! Radio, I had the privilege of participating in a discussion about parent-teacher conferences, which are notorious for being dreaded, poorly attended and adversarial when they do occur. In this 12-minute feature, we unlock the dynamics behind parent-teacher conferences and share tips on how to make them positive, effective, and collaborative opportunities that help students. CLICK HERE to listen!

About the participants:

Betsy Landers is the National PTA® President. Heidi Rosenberg is a senior research analyst at Harvard Family Research Project, where she focuses on promoting family engagement in education. Susan M. Heim is an author, editor and blogger, specializing in parenting issues. She is a longtime editor for the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series.


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