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Old 10-14-2012, 07:56 PM   #151
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The comment you made in regards to your conferences being "in the open". Sometimes they are private.

We will have to agree to disagree. I do not find the teacher's email "inviting" to come to a PT conference.

All this jazz about "perfect kids" do not need feedback from a teacher is bunk anyway. All kids need feedback, even the "perfect kids".

If a parent signs up for a conference, I don't think it is fair to pressure a parent to cancel. YMMV

That wasn't me, the only thing I have discussed with you is your interpretation of who was frustrated from the teachers email.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:02 PM   #152
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The first time the teacher said it, it was directed to me an one other parent who was on the same side of the room as me. I told her I would like to sign up anyways. When I arrived to open house it was almost over and teacher loudly announced that she hadn't seen her kids (all grown) all day. She didn't want me hanging around asking questions she had just answered which I had no intention of doing. I mainly wanted to see If dd left me a note in her desk and sign up for my conference. While I searched my dd's desk, teacher spoke full volume to a parent of a behavior problem child. I was embarrassed as that should have been a private conversation, perhaps saved for conference day.

Trust me when I assure you that she was not being kind by suggesting not once but twice that I not have a conference.
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The first seemed to be a general announcement to all parents. I think the emails went to parents with kids that are doing well who specifically signed up for the conferences. Maybe the teacher thought they didn't understand, or maybe she thinks they feel pressured to go, I really have no idea. I don't really see it as being pushy, I think she is putting herself into the parent's position, and she can relate. Alot of parents share her frustration. I am fortunate to have kids who are pretty good students, and I do find it a big PIA to make arrangements to get to a 15 minute conference for the teacher to tell me what I already know, that there aren't any problems. I don't feel the need to sit there and see if the teacher knows my kid, or ask about things like socialization, or non academic things.

ETA Just sharing, our conferences are private. They students are released early (half day) and the conferences are held in their classroom.
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