Challenging Problem Reflection
Having a parent demand a conference before school begins can be very challenging thing to do because students will be waiting for class to start. I would ask the parent to please calm down because the students are starting to worry about what is going on. I would ask my students to keep going with their morning work and that I will be back shortly. After I explain to my students that I will be busy I would ask the parent to step in the hallway with me for a minute. I would stand on front of my door to make sure I am able to see what is going on in my classroom and I would talk to the parent about scheduling a conference. I would explain to the parent that I understand her concern and I am willing to help solve this issue. I would tell the parent that during conference I will ask her to give me ideas of how she thinks we can solve this issue and that we can make a plan which we both agree on. I would also let the parent know that right now is not a good time for a conference to happen because I have a class to teach but to think about those things and that we will discuss her ideas during conference time. After I share my thoughts with the parent I will reminder her that she needs to come back during conference time or make an appointment to share ideas of what we can do. I would explain to the parent that she can email me, call me, or write a note for when our conference can happen. Because of the parent’s mentality I would ask my assistant principal if he/she can be in this meeting. I believe that someone else needs to be there because the parent seems to be very upset and I need someone to help me calm her down if needed. I will explain to my assistant principal the situation and ask for guidance of how I should deal with this type of situations in the future. I will send a letter home with my student’s parent if I have not heard from the parent in a day in order for the parent to see that I am going to do my best to help...
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