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