Conferences never cease to amaze me. Typically, we spend two nights a year meeting with parents to discuss plans for the year, student behavior, and student progress. The conversation generally starts with a highlight of the student’s grades and their academic performance. I work hard to keep things as positive as possible, unless there is an imperative need to discuss the negative in more detail. Most of the time, parents whose student requires a greater focus on negative behavior never show up anyway, which I still struggle to understand. The only thing I can determine is that these parents just don’t want to hear one more negative thing about their child. As a parent, I guess I understand that. As an educator, I want to work with parents to make positive changes in their child’s life.
As I contemplate on that, I think about my Victor. You may remember Victor…
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