Why Teachers Should Enjoy Parents Evening

So often I hear teachers dreading the arrival of parents’ evening. Yet for me, I find parent’s evening extremely rewarding and I believe you should too. If you have been teaching your students well, for the most part, parent’s evening will be a chance for parents to thank you for your hard work.

Parent’s evening gives me the opportunity to discuss with parents how my teaching is affecting my students behind the scenes. I usually give a little bit of time explaining to parents my teaching strategies to better help them understand what I am aiming to achieve.

With the parents on board, I find parent’s evening not just a time to celebrate students’ success but also the success of my teaching. A simple change in your mindset when approaching parent’s evenings will make a World of difference.

Teachers don’t always get the recognition they deserve so why not think of parent’s evening as your opportunity to get it?

@teacherswords1 Science Teacher - Maidenhead

This article originally appeared in the January 2017 Edition of UKEdMagazine

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